Fulminant sepsis/meningitis due to haemophilus influenzae in a protein C-deficient heterozygote treated with activated protein C therapy

Masataka Ishimura, Mitsumasa Saito, Shouichi Ohga, Takayuki Hoshina, Haruhisa Baba, Michiyo Urata, Ryutaro Kira, Hidetoshi Takada, Koichi Kusuhara, Dongchon Kang, Toshiro Hara

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A 13-month-old Japanese female with Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis presented with unusually severe septic shock and cerebral infarction in half a day of fever. The initial therapy of plasma-derived activated protein C (Anact C®) led to an impressive effect on the aggressive condition. However, purpura fulminans and the consistent decline of plasma protein C activity (<20%) required prolonged activated protein C therapy and gene analysis. The patient carried a novel heterozygous mutation of PROC (exon 4; 335 GAC>TAC, Asp46Tyr). This is the first report of infectious purpura fulminans in a protein C-deficient heterozygote. The clinical onset and treatment course adequately corroborated the aggravated immune/hemostatic reactions and the cytoprotective effects of activated protein C replacement in human heterozygous protein C deficiency. The monitoring of plasma protein C activity and sufficient administration of activated protein C product could improve the outcome of severe sepsis in children.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)673-677
ページ数5
ジャーナルEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
168
6
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 6月 2009

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 小児科学、周産期医学および子どもの健康

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