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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 228-230

Symmetrical peripheral gangrene associated with peripartum cardiomyopathy

Department of Medicine, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Govt. Medical College, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Ajay Jaryal
Department of Medicine, Room No. 310, Vivekananda Doctors Hostel, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Govt. Medical College, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh - 176 001
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.115528

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Symmetrical peripheral gangrene (SPG) is a rare clinical entity. It was first described in late 19 th 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 parturient with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) and SPG. Clinicians should be aware of this entity as early recognition can help in reducing morbidity and mortality.

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