Dermatologic features of the fat embolism syndrome

R. P. Kaplan, J. N. Grant, A. J. Kaufman

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Fat embolism syndrome is a life-threatening disease with cutaneous manifestations that occur most commonly after fractures of long bone. The syndrome consist of a triad of dermatologic, pulmonic, and neurologic involvement. Because no major dermatologic journal has reviewed this syndrome in more than five years, we present a case and discuss the current approaches to the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of this often overlooked syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-55
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


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