Purpuric fever


The disease usually begins with an episode of pink eye and, in a small percentage of children, progresses to purpuric fever. The vast majority of the cases have occurred in Brazil.


Signs and symptoms include a sudden, high fever, vomiting, and belly pain, followed by a skin rash.


Prompt treatment with antibiotics may stop the disease from progressing and reduce the chances of death.

Last Updated Oct 11, 2019

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