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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||American Journal of Diseases of Children|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1970|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health