Idiopathic systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS) is characterized by an increased capillary hyperpermeability with subsequent hemoconcentration, hypoproteinemia, and hypovolemia. Patients present with diffuse swelling, weight gain, low blood pressure, and shock. We present our case of idiopathic SCLS in a 50-year-old man presenting with prodromal flu-like illness associated with shock that was complicated by compartment syndrome requiring four limb fasciotomies, disseminated intravascular coagulation, acute kidney injury requiring dialysis, and cardiac arrest.
Malla, Shelina; Pawar, Tushar; Tharu, Biswaraj; Basnet, Sijan; Rettew, Andrew C; and Forman, Daniel A
"A Rare Case of Idiopathic Systemic Capillary Leak Syndrome,"
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives: Vol. 12:
4, Article 21.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.gbmc.org/jchimp/vol12/iss4/21