Management requires immediate treatment of shock and sepsis. Treatment with antibiotics and steroids may help avoid fatal outcome in fulminant infection. Adrenocorticosteroid and norepinephrine use is controversial, as corticosteroids may cause a Shwartzman reaction in fatal infections, but may be helpful in cases of circulatory collapse and hypotension.
A39.1 – Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome
36102002 – Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome