Which acute disorders increase the risk of pulmonary embolism (PE)?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Daniel R Ouellette, MD, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Answer

Acute medical illnesses associated with the development of pulmonary embolism include the following:

  • AIDS (lupus anticoagulant)

  • Behçet disease

  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)

  • Myocardial infarction (heart attack)

  • Polycythemia

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

  • Ulcerative colitis


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