Published: 2017-01-22

A rare but formidable complication of sepsis: symmetrical peripheral gangrene

Prakash Chandra Pandey, Santosh Kumar Singh, Neelam Ojha


Symmetrical peripheral gangrene (SPG) is a rare clinical entity. It was first described in late 19th century and since then has been reported with array of medical conditions mainly those complicated with shock, sepsis, and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Here in, we describe a patient with sepsis and SPG. Clinicians should be aware of this entity as early recognition can help in reducing morbidity and mortality. 


Disseminated intravascular coagulation, Sepsis, Symmetrical peripheral gangrene

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