Cutaneous Manifestations of Cholesterol Embolism Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 27, 2019
  • Author: Laura F McGevna, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are cholesterol emboli (CE)?

What is the pathophysiology of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

What causes cholesterol emboli (CE)?

What is the role of thrombolytic therapy in the etiology of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

What is the role of interventional vascular procedures in the etiology of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

What is the role of trauma in the etiology of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

What is the prevalence cholesterol emboli (CE)?

What are the racial predilections of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

What are the sexual predilections of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

What is the prognosis of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

Which cutaneous findings are characteristic of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

Which extracutaneous findings are characteristic of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

Which renal findings are characteristic of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

Which pulse findings are characteristic of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

Which GI findings are characteristic of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

Which ophthalmic findings are characteristic of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

Which musculoskeletal findings are characteristic of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

Which CNS findings are characteristic of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

Which pulmonary findings are characteristic of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

Which endocrine findings are characteristic of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

Which genitourinary findings are characteristic of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

Which bone marrow findings are characteristic of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

What are the possible complications of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

Treatment

How are cholesterol emboli (CE) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

How are cholesterol emboli (CE) prevented?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of cholesterol emboli (CE)?

Which medications in the drug class Prostaglandin analogs are used in the treatment of Cutaneous Manifestations of Cholesterol Embolism?

Which medications in the drug class HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors are used in the treatment of Cutaneous Manifestations of Cholesterol Embolism?

Which medications in the drug class Blood viscosity reducing agents are used in the treatment of Cutaneous Manifestations of Cholesterol Embolism?