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Received: 27 December 2007
Accepted: 8 February 2008
Published: 15 March 2008
We report a case of bilateral cortical necrosis caused by fulminant meningococcemia. Bilateral renal cortical necrosis was first described by Friedlander in 1883 . It is a rare and usually irreversible cause of acute renal failure. Most cases are observed in connection with obstetric complications, but it may occur in nonobstetric diseases and concomitantly with septicemia caused by various organisms, including Neisseria meningitidis . Early administration of antibiotics and plasmapheresis are the treatments of choice in the fulminant stage of meningococcemia .
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