Disease Information for Fat embolism

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Blue lips
Chest Pain
Chest pain, substernal/midline
Cyanosis
Non-Pleuritic Chest Pain
Tachycardia/Fast heart rate
Petechiae/Petechial rash
Tender nodules
Altered mental status Mental status change
Changing neurologic signs, rapid
CNS symptoms/signs
Confusion/agitation on exam
Confusion/Disoriented
Hemiplegic Gait
Neurologic manifestations/signs
Seizures
Stupor/poor reponse to stimulus
Sudden unconsciousness
Bronchospasm signs
Chest pain/non-cardiac
Cough
Cough Acute
Cough Dry Non-productive
Dyspnea
Dyspnea at rest
Hyperpnea
Lung signs/abnormality
Painful cough
Rales
Rales,dry
Rapid Breathing
Shortness of breath/SOB
Tachypnea/Increased respiratory rate
Wheezing
Wheezing in Elderly
Agitation
Acutely ill patient/signs
Fever
Fever Febrile Possible
Flu-Like Syndrome
High body temperature
Malaise
Restlessness/Anxiousness
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Male
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Stool Microscopic polys present
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Acute inflammatory markers elevated (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
Calcium, serum (Lab)
PCO2, arterial blood (Lab)
Platelet count (Lab)
pO2, arterial blood (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
WBC
Free fatty acids/FFA/Non-esterified (Lab)
Lipase (Lab)
Triglyceride lipase (Lab)
Triglycerides (Lab)
WBC/White Blood Cell Count/Leukocytes (Lab)
URINE Lipids
Diagnostic Test Results
Electrodiagnosis
Pulse oximetry/low O2 saturation
X-RAY
Xray/Chest abnormal
Xray/Chest/Lung fields/Abnormal
Xray/Interstitial infiltrate, acute/Chest
Xray/Interstitial infiltrate/fibrosis/Chest
Xray/Transient pulmonary infiltrates/Chest
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Pulmonary edema
Respiratory distress (adult) syndrome
Tamponade, cardiac/pericardial
Associated Disease & Complications
Acute chest sydrome/sickle cell crisis
Arterial Occlusion
Convulsions (grand mal)
Disseminated intravascular coagulation
Hemiplegia
Hypocalcemia
Hypoxemia
Hypoxia, systemic
Leukocytosis
Massive pulmonary embolism
Pulmonary edema/non-cardiogenic
Pulmonary embolism
Respiratory distress (adult) syndrome
Retinal artery occlusion
Multiple organ System Failure
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Cardiovascular (category)
CLASS/Pulmonic (category)
CLASS/Bone disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Arterial Occlusion
Process
PROCESS/Embolism disorder (ex).
PROCESS/Structural/anatomic/foreign body (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Oxygen
Other Treatments
TX/Intensive care management
TX/Platelet transfusion
Definition

Embolism caused by fat entering the circulation. It is often seen after fractures of large bones or after corticosteriod administration.

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