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Fat Embolism Syndrome Mimicking a COVID-19 Infection
Fat Embolism Syndrome: A Case Report and Review Literature. - Free Online Library
Pulmonary fat embolism is a specific subtype of pulmonary embolism where the embolic particles are composed of fat. The exact pathophysiology is not entirely clear but presumably occurs by one of two mechanisms or a combination thereof:. Non-specific but can resemble those in acute respiratory distress syndrome from any cause, and shows widespread homogeneous and heterogeneous areas of increased opacity. A normal heart size and the absence of other features of cardiogenic edema septal lines , pleural effusion , and pulmonary venous hypertension may aid in the differentiation from noncardiogenic pulmonary edema. Prophylactic treatment consists of prompt treatment of the causative factor, e.
Fat Embolism Syndrome
Generic Clinical Sciences, Clinical - Cardiovascular. Theory 1 mechanical : large fat droplets are released into the venous system. These droplets are deposited in the pulmonary capillary beds and travel through arteriovenous shunts to the brain. Microvascular lodging of droplets produces local ischemia and inflammation, with concomitant release of inflammatory mediators, platelet aggregation, and vasoactive amines.
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