Human Albumin and N-Acetylcysteine for Treatment of Fat Embolism: A Case Report

  • Niraj Kumar Keyal Department of Critical Care Medicine, B & C Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Birtamode, Nepal
  • Manish Nakarmi Department of Critical Care Medicine, B & C Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Birtamode, Nepal
  • Amid Bhujel Department of Critical Care Medicine, B & C Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Birtamode, Nepal
  • Sanjeev Kumar Yadav Department of Critical Care Medicine, B & C Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Birtamode, Nepal
Keywords: fat embolism; human albumin; N-Acetylcysteine.

Abstract

Fat embolism is a life-threatening condition that mostly occurs after long bones and pelvis fractures and treatment is controversial with many available drugs. We hereby present a case of 53 years male who developed shortness of breath, tachycardia, fever, anemia, distended jugular vein, thrombocytopenia, hypoalbuminemia and was diagnosed to have fat embolism after fracture of femur, tibia, fibula and pubic rami following road traffic accident. Patient was treated with 20 percent human albumin, N-acetylcysteine, other supportive treatment and discharged after fourteen days. From this we want to emphasize role of human albumin and N-acetylcysteine in treatment of fat.

 

Published
2019-08-31
How to Cite
Keyal, N. K., Nakarmi, M., Bhujel, A., & Yadav, S. K. (2019). Human Albumin and N-Acetylcysteine for Treatment of Fat Embolism: A Case Report. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 57(218). https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.4478
Section
Case Reports