ICD-11 classes
01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
Other bacterial diseases
1C18 — Brazilian purpuric fever

ICD-11 1C18 — Brazilian purpuric fever

A disease affecting children, caused by an infection with the gram-negative bacteria Haemophilus aegyptius. This disease is characterised by fever, nausea, vomiting, purpuric lesions, and sepsis, that is preceded by conjunctivitis. Transmission may be by mechanical transmission from infected eye gnats, contact with discharge from infected individuals, or fomites used near the eyes. Confirmation is by identification of Haemophilus influenzae from blood.

It includes 1 item.

  • Systemic Haemophilus aegyptius infection

The diagnosis excludes nothing.

It has no clarifying diagnoses.

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