Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome

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Noun1.Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome - syndrome associated with bacterial meningitis; marked by sudden high fever and skin discoloration and petechiae with hemorrhage into the adrenal glands and cardiovascular collapse
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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Wa·ter·house-Frid·er·ich·sen syn·drome

n. Waterhouse-Friderichsen, síndrome de, hemorragia aguda en las glándulas suprarrenales con hemorragia en la piel asociada a un repentino choque bacteriogénico agudo.
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Smith, "A rare case of Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome caused by Capnocytophaga canimorsus in an immunocompetent patient," Infection, vol.
In the preliminary synopsis, meningococcal sepsis was suspected with Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome (WFS).
(2) In asymptomatic or subclinical patients, the resulting adrenomegaly can predispose patients to adrenal hemorrhage or Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome. (3)
Each case is coded according to the International Classification of diseases, 10th Revision, as meningitis (code A39.0), meningococcemia (A39.2), Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome (A39.1), other meningococcal infections (A39.8), and unspecified meningococcal infections (A39.9).