Brazilian purpuric fever
Symptoms begin with conjunctivitis, abdominal pain, high fever, and purpura. The illness can quickly progress to septic shock and death. If treated with intravenous antibiotics before the development of later symptoms, patients have an improved chance of survival.
No major outbreaks have been reported since 1990; sporadic cases were reported in 2007 with 7 cases without confirmation of H. aegyptius.
A48.4 – Brazilian purpuric fever
8554002 – Brazilian Purpuric Fever
- Viral or bacterial conjunctivitis
- Bacterial meningitis
- Disseminated intravascular coagulation
- Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
- Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura / hemolytic uremic syndrome
- Kaposi sarcoma / vascular tumor