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Can small children get pulmonary embolism?

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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

Development of pulmonary embolisms depends on many factors.
But small children certainly can develop them if they have specific conditions. Please see your child's physician to discuss your specific issues.

In brief: Yes

Development of pulmonary embolisms depends on many factors.
But small children certainly can develop them if they have specific conditions. Please see your child's physician to discuss your specific issues.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

This is very uncommon.
Most children who get a pulmonary embolism have an inherited problem with blood clotting or other serious medical illness. As in adults, it can be fatal.

In brief: Yes

This is very uncommon.
Most children who get a pulmonary embolism have an inherited problem with blood clotting or other serious medical illness. As in adults, it can be fatal.
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Family Medicine

In brief: Uncommon but fatal

It is rare. If it happens in children, it can be very dangerous.

In brief: Uncommon but fatal

It is rare. If it happens in children, it can be very dangerous.
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
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