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Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome caused by a DF-2 bacterium in a splenectomised patient.
  1. A K Chaudhuri,
  2. R B Hartley,
  3. A C Maddocks


    A case of Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome associated with septicaemia caused by a DF-2 group bacterium (dysgonic fermenter--type 2--Atlanta classification) is presented. Attention is drawn to the relation of DF-2 group septicaemias to dog bites (or contact) and impaired host defence after splenectomy.

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