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Revista chilena de enfermedades respiratorias

versión On-line ISSN 0717-7348

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PAZ M, CAROLINA; CEA B, XIMENA  y  DURAN G, SUSANA. After the earthquake sudden dyspnea. Rev. chil. enferm. respir. [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.3, pp.149-154. ISSN 0717-7348.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-73482010000300005.

Fat embolism syndrome (FES) remains a diagnostic challenge for physicians. It is commonly as associated with fractures of long bones and it is a major source of morbidity and mortality inpatients with multiple injuries. Overall mortality is between 5-15% in all studies. These facts motivate us to present the case of a young woman suffering bone fractures in both legs during the earthquake in Chile on February 27, 2010. She presented a FES 72 hours later. It is important to understand this syndrome, as it can be confused with other serious diseases that require different management. We should be able to have a high FES suspicion in the appropriate context, in as much as an early diagnosis, and treatment may improve the prognosis of this severe condition.

Palabras clave : pulmonary fat embolism; long bones fracture; ARDS.

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