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Purpura fulminans, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, and disseminated herpes simplex. A rare combination.
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  • Sebastian Holm,
  • Viktoria Thurfjell,
  • Paola Lara-Valencia,
  • Fredrik Huss
Sebastian Holm
Uppsala University Hospital
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Viktoria Thurfjell
Uppsala University Hospital
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Paola Lara-Valencia
Uppsala University Hospital
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Fredrik Huss
Akademiska sjukhuset
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A 52-year-old, previously healthy woman, developed SJS, potentially due to a reaction to CT contrast, although still unknown. This developed into Toxic epidermal necrolysis, later unexpected multiorgan failure and Purpura fulminans. Autopsy demonstrates herpes simplex virus in the bladder and lungs on immunohistological staining.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

29 Jun 2021Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
01 Jul 2021Assigned to Editor
01 Jul 2021Submission Checks Completed
08 Jul 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned