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Critical Care: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care V |

Massive Pulmonary Embolism Lurking on the Neurology Unit Masquerading as a Seizure

Alan Nyquist, MD; Charles Read, MD; Jennifer Hilfiker, PA-C
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Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):450A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.463
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care V

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary emboli (PE) have a significant burden of morbidity/mortality, particularly when the diagnosis is missed. When they present atypically, the diagnosis can be elusive leading to poor outcomes. Our case of a massive PE presented as new onset seizures.

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