Fat Embolism in Childhood: Review With Report of a Fatal Case Related to Physical Therapy in a Child With Dermatomyositis

Stanford T. Shulman, Burton J. Grossman*

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Abstract

A child with dermatomyositis, calcinosis universalis, and osteoporosis died as a result of a physical-therapy-produced fracture and subsequent fat embolism syndrome. The possible etiologic relationship of "collagen diseases" and the fat embolism syndrome is considered, and it is suggested that osteoporosis, and not these diseases per se, is the predisposing factor. It is emphasized that the vigor with which physical therapy is applied must be curtailed in patients with significant osteoporosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)480-484
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Volume120
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1970

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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