Cooling blanket

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy


Patient admitted for fever and sepsis. What is the artifact with many holes?

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female

What is this artefact?

The artifact seen here is a cooling blanket. 

Case Discussion

Radiograph demonstrates a cooling blanket covering the patient, giving the appearance of a technical artefact. A cooling blanket is used to create hypothermia in sepsis and in acute intracranial emergencies to induce hypothermia.

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Case information

rID: 26831
Published: 9th Jan 2014
Last edited: 30th Aug 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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