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Prognostic Factors of Vik-Mo et al Meningococcal Infection

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Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Vik-Mo et al. associated evidence for disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) with poor outcome in patients with meningococcal infection. DIC occurs in severe meningococcal infection and is believed to play a significant role in the pathogenesis of irreversible shock. A disadvantage of the algorithm is use of the Thrombotest and Normotest, which are prothrombin time modifications not usually done in the United States.

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