Fatal pulmonary embolism in a teenager: Case report
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摘要Massive pulmonary embolism is unusual in young people. We present a case of massive pulmonary embolism in a teenage Chinese patient. Initially he presented to the emergency department with dyspnoea and fever. Influenza B was diagnosed during his four-day stay in the paediatric ward. One week later he suddenly collapsed and presented to the emergency department with chest pain, syncope and dyspnoea. Despite undergoing rapid assessment, along with prompt admission to intensive care and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, he died. Autopsy revealed massive pulmonary embolism, which is rare at this age. Computed tomography pulmonary angiography and early thrombolytic therapy may improve the outcome in similar cases.
著者Wong A.L.N., Malhotra A., Woo W.W.K., Graham C.A., Rainer T.H.
期刊名稱HONG KONG JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
出版年份2006
月份4
日期1
卷號13
期次2
出版社Medcom Limited
出版地Hong Kong
頁次100 - 104
國際標準期刊號1024-9079
語言英式英語
關鍵詞Adolescent, Mortality, Pulmonary embolism, Thromboembolism, Thrombolytic therapy

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