What are the central nervous system signs and symptoms of fat embolism syndrome (FES)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2018
  • Author: Constantine S Bulauitan, MD; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Central nervous system dysfunction initially manifests as agitation or delirium but may progress to stupor, seizures, or coma and is frequently unresponsive to correction of hypoxia. [16] Retinal hemorrhages with intra-arterial fat globules are visible upon funduscopic examination.


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