What are the major criteria for diagnosing fat embolism syndrome (FES)?

Updated: Mar 27, 2020
  • Author: Constantine S Bulauitan, MD; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Major criteria for diagnosing FES are as follows:

  • Symptoms and radiologic evidence of respiratory insufficiency
  • Cerebral sequelae unrelated to head injury or other conditions
  • Petechial rash

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