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Pulmonary emboli 5 days postinjury presenting as fever of unknown origin.
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PMID:  7359603     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient who fell on his right leg from a scaffold presented with fever of unknown etiology. Complete workup to rule out infectious causes for his fever was nonrevealing. Because of a history of transient episodes of dyspnea, lung scan was performed which was compatible with pulmonary emboli. Response to heparin therapy was dramatic. Thus, in patients with history of trauma and are bedridden for a long period of time who present with fever one should have a high index of suspicion for pulmonary emboli.
K H Wilson; C U Tuazon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of trauma     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0022-5282     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma     Publication Date:  1980 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-05-14     Completed Date:  1980-05-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376373     Medline TA:  J Trauma     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-61     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fever of Unknown Origin / etiology*
Heparin / therapeutic use
Leg Injuries / complications*
Pulmonary Embolism / complications,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Thrombophlebitis / complications*,  etiology
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