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Old 08-21-2016
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Q, why fever in PE?what is the pathophysiology behind it?
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Am not exactly sure. Something to do with inflammation. Basically a clot anywhere in the body can give rise to a fever.
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The reason for a fever during a PE hasn't been discovered.

My thinking is that a PE leads to decreased oxygenation of your tissues which leads to cell injury and release of inflammatory markers which then leads to fever.
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U made a nice connection between fever and PE.Thanks coolguy2. These mechanisms although not very important but helps in memorizing stuffs.
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Thrombophlebitis would be my guess as fever tends to resolve after treatment with anti coagulation .. Similar to what you see with localized DVT , but since the lung is responsible for systemic circulation the fever will usually be more systemic . I don't think the main cause has been identified, but keep in mind Fever in PE is usually Mild , if patient present with High fever .. You need to go fishing for secondary causes . This is just an assumption , i don't have research or PHD ro back this statement up lol
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its inflammation reaction at the site of clot .
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