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Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome


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Acute haemorrhage in the adrenal glands with haemorrhage into the skin associated with the sudden onset of acute bacteraemic shock. It is usually caused by meningococcal septicaemia (see meningitis). R. Waterhouse (1873–1958), British physician; C. Friderichsen (20th century), Danish physician

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