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Diseases

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Waterhouse–Friderichsen syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Fatal pneumococcal Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome
  • Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome
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Treatment

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How might Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome be treated?

Treatment may include antibiotics and glucocorticoids.  Other treatment is symptomatic and supportive.[1] 
Last updated: 2/4/2016

References
  1. Tritos NA. Adrenal Hemorrhage. Medscape Reference. August 27, 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/126806-overview.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Fatal pneumococcal Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome
  • Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.