Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 572--573

A fatal case of bone marrow embolism of unknown cause masquerading clinically as dengue shock syndrome


Subramanian Kalaivani Selvi1, Rakhee Kar1, Mehalingam Vadivelan2, Dharanipragada Krishna Suri Subrahmanyam2 
1 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Rakhee Kar
Department of Pathology, JIPMER, Puducherry
India

Bone marrow fat embolism usually occurs following multiple bone fractures, intraosseous surgical procedures, following vigorous cardiac resuscitation, ecclampsia, sickle cell anemia, malignancies, etc. We present a case of 70-year-old male who presented with fever, cough with expectoration, respiratory distress, altered sensorium, hypotension and thrombocytopenia, and diagnosed to have dengue shock syndrome and expired within 1 day of admission. Postmortem lung biopsy revealed bone marrow fat embolism.


How to cite this article:
Selvi SK, Kar R, Vadivelan M, Subrahmanyam DK. A fatal case of bone marrow embolism of unknown cause masquerading clinically as dengue shock syndrome.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2012;55:572-573


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Selvi SK, Kar R, Vadivelan M, Subrahmanyam DK. A fatal case of bone marrow embolism of unknown cause masquerading clinically as dengue shock syndrome. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Oct 24 ];55:572-573
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