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Table 1 Gurd and Wilson’s criteria

From: Microbleeds show a characteristic distribution in cerebral fat embolism

Gurd and Wilsion’s criteria*  
Major criteria Minor criteria
Petechial rash Tachycardia (> 110 bpm)
Respiratory insufficiency Fever (> 38.5 °C)
Cerebral symptoms in non-head injury patients Retinal changes (fat or petechiae)
  Renal changes (oliguria, anuria, or lipiduria)
  Acute onset thrombocytopenia
  Acute drop in haemoglobin
  Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate
  Fat macroglobinemia
  1. *The diagnosis of FES requires 2 major or 1 major and 4 minor criteria to be fulfilled