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- Published: May 31, 2018
- By: Vanessa Moreno, MD
ANSWER: C The kidney is the most common organ affected by cholesterol emboli in about 75% of the cases, followed by skin (35-70%), spleen (30-55%), lower gastrointestinal tract (18-48%), eyes (6-25%) and other organs such as brain, thyroid and adrenals (4-20%) REFERENCES: Fries C, Roos M, Gaspert A, Vogt P, Salomon F, Wüthrich RP, Vavricka SR, Fehr T. Atheroembolic disease--a frequently missed diagnosis: results of a 12-year matched-pair autopsy study. Medicine (Baltimore). 2010 Mar;89(2):126-32. doi: 10.1097/MD.0b013e3181d5eb39. Scolari, Francesco; Ravani, Pietro. Atheroembolic renal disease. The Lancet; Vol. 375, Iss. 9726, (May 8-May 14, 2010): 1650-60. Scolari F, Tardanico R, Zani R, Pola A, Viola BF, Movilli E, Maiorca R. Cholesterol crystal embolism: A...