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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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bethesdensis strain, showing an identical 16S sequence to a previously described fulminant strain from Europe, was more virulent and lethal in a mouse model than the G.
Using their mouse model, the researchers were able to show that a new active substance can prevent fulminant hepatitis.
JDS classifies T1DM as fulminant, acute onset or slowly progressive T1DM based upon the clinical presentation and progression.9 Acute onset T1DM includes a subset named as acute onset T1DM (autoimmune).
Most common complication noted was fulminant hepatic failure followed by acute pancreatitis.
Goggins, "Fulminant Clostridium perfringens sepsis in kidney transplant: a case report," Transplantation Proceedings, vol.
Suppl Table 1: genotype and geographical distribution of fulminant and acute hepatitis B.
Hruban et al., "Long-term outcome of fulminant myocarditis as compared with acute (nonfulminant) myocarditis," The New England Journal of Medicine, vol.
Reynes, "Fulminant varicella hepatitis in a human immunodeficiency virus infected patient: Case report and review of the literature," Infectious Diseases, vol.
Patients with XLP1 have extreme vulnerability to EBV infections, with the risk of severe fulminant infectious mononucleosis, secondary malignancy, HLH, and death.
With a presumptive diagnosis of fulminant acute myocarditis, right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) was performed disclosing a lymphocytic infiltrate with focal myocyte necrosis along with immunohistochemical stain for CD3 demonstrating presence of T cells (Figure 2).
There are around 19 cases described to date of fulminant diabetes in 6 male and 13 female patients after receiving antiPD-1 agents with either nivolumab or pembrolizumab, with or without other chemotherapeutic drugs, for different types of advanced cancers like melanoma, small and nonsmall cell lung cancer, renal cell carcinoma, and Hodgkin's lymphoma.
When a cadaveric liver became available for this child there was a 14-year-old, blood type A positive, 50 kg male in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) with fulminant hepatic failure secondary to hepatitis of unknown etiology.