European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 147, Issue 2, pp 209–210 | Cite as

Purpura fulminans in a case of protein C deficiency

  • S. Özsoylu
  • B. Cengiz
  • A. Karabent
Case Reports


We report a case of protein C deficiency which presented with purpura fulminans. The inheritance of protein C deficiency is discussed and the importance of warfarin (Coumadin) treatment in this condition is emphasized.

Key words

Purpura fulminans Protein C deficiency 



disseminated intravascular coagulation


prothrombin time


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Özsoylu
    • 1
  • B. Cengiz
    • 1
  • A. Karabent
    • 1
  1. 1.Haematology Unit and Hacettepe Children's HospitalHacettepe University Faculty of PaediatricsAnkaraTurkey

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