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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 283-286

Anaesthetic significance and management of a child with neonatal purpura fulminans

1 Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, India
2 Department of Anaesthesiology & Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology, Command Hospital (CC) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Akhilesh Kumar Tiwari
Opposite SAI Stadium, Post Sarojini Nagar, Kanpur Road. Lucknow 226008, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.98778

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Protein C deficiency is a rare autosomal-dominant disorder of varying severity. Patients with homozygous and compound heterozygous protein C deficiency present with neonatal purpura fulminans (NPF). Other presentations usually include disseminated intravascular coagulation and venous thromboembolism. This disorder usually poses a unique anaesthetic challenge to the anaesthesiologist, requiring special precautions to prevent various intra- and post-operative complications. We hereby report the successful anaesthetic management of a 1-month-old infant who presented with NPF.

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