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ful·mi·nant

(ful'mi-nănt),
Occurring suddenly, with lightninglike rapidity, and with great intensity or severity (for example, meningococcal meningitis). Compare: fulgurant.
[L. fulmino, pp. -atus, to hurl lightning, fr. fulmen, lightning]

fulminant

(fo͝ol′mə-nənt, fŭl′-)
adj.
Occurring suddenly, rapidly, and with great severity or intensity: fulminant infection.

fulminant

adjective Referring to an abrupt and severe onset of a new disease or condition, or deterioration of a previously diagnosed and managed disorder; the term usually refers to cancer or severe infection and would rarely, if ever, be used for trauma-induced conditions.

fulminant

Medtalk adjective Abrupt, intense, critical

ful·mi·nant

(ful'mi-nănt)
Occurring suddenly, with lightninglike rapidity, and with great intensity or severity (e.g., shooting pain).
Compare: fulgurant
[L. fulmino, pp. -atus, to hurl lightning, fr. fulmen, lightning]

Fulminant

Occurring or flaring up suddenly and with great severity. A potentially fatal complication of amebic dysentery is an inflammation of the colon known as fulminant colitis.
Mentioned in: Dysentery

ful·mi·nant

(ful'mi-nănt)
Occurring suddenly, with lightninglike rapidity, and with great intensity or severity.
[L. fulmino, pp. -atus, to hurl lightning, fr. fulmen, lightning]
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JDS classifies T1DM as fulminant, acute onset or slowly progressive T1DM based upon the clinical presentation and progression.
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Fulminant myocarditis (FM) is severe and aggressive, with a high mortality rate under regular treatment procedures.
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In our patient, several findings, including acute fulminant course of the disease, a history of parotiditis, CSF profiles, indicative immunological and bacteriological tests, and MRI results, strongly supported the diagnosis of AHLE.
Living donor liver transplantation for fulminant hepatic failure.
Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) is defined as the rapid acute liver injury with rapid deterioration of liver functions and hepatic encephalopathy in a patient without apparent, prior liver disease.
Acute hepatitis E infection during pregnancy is complicated by development of acute fulminant hepatic failure which is associated with very high mortality without liver transplantation.
Long-term outcome of fulminant myocarditis as compared with acute (nonfulminant) myocarditis.
Fulminant hepatic failure was diagnosed in 11 cases and all died.
This patient had a few necrotic, pustular lesions with mild fever without any neuritis, iridocyclitis, orchitis or glomerulonephritis yet he developed fulminant hepatic failure.
Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) is a life-threatening clinical syndrome and characterized by coagulopathy, jaundice and multisystem organ failure and a very high mortality, even though there is still no available therapy except liver transplantation limited by the chronic shortage of donor livers (Van Thiel et al.