Just when you think there can not be any more classic presentations, another will present itself to you.
- Fat embolism may occur following a traumatic event such as multiple long bone fractures. It describes a condition where fat globules pass into the vessels, causing the classic triad of:
- 1) Respiratory failure
- 2) Cerebral dysfunction (i.e. confusion)
- 3) Petechial rash.
- The Cushing reflex triad describes the physiological response to increased intracranial pressure and consists of:
- 1) Bradycardia
- 2) Hypertension
- 3) Irregular breathing
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