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Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome Summary

Description: A condition of HEMORRHAGE and NECROSIS of the ADRENAL GLAND. It is characterized by rapidly developing ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY; HYPOTENSION; and widespread cutaneous PURPURA.

Also Known As: Meningococcal Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome; Waterhouse-Friederichsen Syndrome; Adrenalitides, Meningococcal Hemorrhagic; Adrenalitis, Meningococcal Hemorrhagic; Hemorrhagic Adrenalitides, Meningococcal Show All >>

Networked: 42 relevant articles (3 outcomes, 0 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Cortisone : 3 outcomes in 11 results : IBA
  2. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  3. Norepinephrine (Noradrenaline) : 3 results : FDA 5 Generic
  4. Penicillins (Penicillin) : 2 results : FDA 1
  5. Heparin (Liquaemin) : 2 results : FDA 74 Generic
  6. Dacarbazine (DIC) : 2 results : FDA 10 Generic
  7. procalcitonin : 2 results : IBA
  8. Enoximone : 1 result : IBA
  9. Streptokinase : 1 result : FDA 1
  10. Steroids : 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome

  1. Purpura
  2. Meningococcal Meningitis
  3. Shock
  4. Sepsis (Septicemia)
  5. Meningococcal Infections
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Key Therapies for Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome

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  1. Splenectomy : 4 results
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 2 results
  3. Chemoprevention : 1 result
  4. Rhinoplasty : 1 result
  5. Nephrectomy : 1 result
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