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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-40

A rare case report of Septic Emboli


1 P G Student
2 Professor of Medicine

Correspondence Address:
Syed Akbar
Post Graduate Dept. of Medicine, M R Medical College, Kalaburagi - Karnataka -India

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DOI: 10.4103/2666-1802.258855

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Peripheral septic emboli constitutes an important and immediate complication of sepsis. Here we present a twenty three year old male who presented in altered sensorium with history of high grade fever, loose stools, vomiting and scrotal pain. On examination and further evaluation patient was diagnosed to be in sepsis with septic foci being scrotal cellulitis; Later patient developed ecchymotic and purpuric rashes involving bilateral upper and lower limb extremities; with bilateral asymmetric patchy gangrenous changes of toes. After detailed evaluation, all the other common causes of peripheral gangrene were ruled out and it was found to be the sequelae of sepsis leading to peripheral arterial septic embolism of non cardiac source. This case emphasizes the importance of being acquainted with rare complications of sepsis which can help in early diagnosis and prompt management and thereby help in reducing mortality and morbidity.


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