Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2008

Abstract

Fat embolism syndrome is a rare complication occurring in 0.5 to 2% of patients following a long bone fracture. It is believed to be caused by the toxic effects of free fatty acids. Diagnosis is clinical, based on respiratory, cerebral and dermal manifestations. Treatment is only supportive, directed mainly at maintaining respiratory functions.

Journal Title

The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India

Volume

56

First Page

245

Last Page

249

MeSH Keywords

Embolism, Fat; Fractures, Bone; Humans

Comments

Erratum in

  • J Assoc Physicians India. 2008 May;56:392.

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