Zeitschrift für Rechtsmedizin

, Volume 80, Issue 1, pp 73–78 | Cite as

Sudden death due to Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome and purulent leptomeningitis caused by acinetobacter calcoaceticus (Mima polymorpha)

  • S. D. Ferrara
  • G. Bertoloni
  • V. Terribile
Kasuistik / Casuistry

Summary

A case of Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome presenting with purulent leptomeningitis causing sudden death is described.

The causative agent, Acinetobacter calcoaceticus (Mima polymorpha), was determined by post-mortem microbiological examination.

Key words

Sudden Death-Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome 

Zusammenfassung

Verff. berichten über einen Fall von Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrom mit eitriger Leptomeningitis, das zu einem plotzlichen Tod führte. Die mikrobiologischen Untersuchungen führten zur Identifizierung eines Acinetobacter calcoaceticus (Mima polymorpha).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. D. Ferrara
    • 1
  • G. Bertoloni
    • 2
  • V. Terribile
    • 3
  1. 1.Istituto di Medicina Legale e delle AssicurazioniVia Falloppio 50
  2. 2.Istituto di Microbiologia, Università di PadovaPadovaItaly
  3. 3.Istituto di Anatomia e Istologia Patologica, Università di PadovaPadovaItaly

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