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

Updated: Mar 26, 2018
  • Author: Constantine S Bulauitan, MD; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Minor criteria are as follows:

  • Tachycardia (heart rate >110 beats/min)
  • Pyrexia (temperature >38.5° C)
  • Retinal changes of fat or petechiae
  • Renal dysfunction
  • Jaundice
  • Acute drop in hemoglobin level
  • Sudden thrombocytopenia
  • Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate
  • Fat microglobulinemia

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