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Fatal pulmonary and cerebral fat embolism in systemic lupus erythematosus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6632168     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient with an eight-year history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and recent onset of recurrent psychosis died after acute deterioration of cardiopulmonary status and level of consciousness. Autopsy disclosed massive pulmonary hemorrhage and unsuspected fat emboli in the lungs, kidney, and brain. This article discusses the significance of systemic fat embolism in SLE, with reference to corticosteroid therapy, fatal pulmonary hemorrhage, and lupus psychosis.
D A Katz; J Ben-Ezra; S M Factor; D S Horoupian; S Goldfischer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JAMA     Volume:  250     ISSN:  0098-7484     ISO Abbreviation:  JAMA     Publication Date:  1983 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-12-17     Completed Date:  1983-12-17     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501160     Medline TA:  JAMA     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2666-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders / pathology
Embolism, Fat / etiology*,  pathology
Hemorrhage / pathology
Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / etiology*
Kidney Diseases / etiology,  pathology
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*,  pathology
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology*,  pathology

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