Three Phase Bone Imaging in a Patient With Fulminant Meningococcemia

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Abstract

Fulminant meningococcemia is the more serious form of presentation of meningococcial disease. It is characterized by the sudden onset of chills, petechiae, and shock with alterations in coagulation associated with ischemic lesions of any organ. The incidence of mortality is between 40-60%. Gangrene of the extremities is one of the complications and three phase bone scintigraphy may be useful for early diagnosis.

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