Bergman’s triad is often seen when a patient suffers a fat embolism.
Bergman’s triad includes the following clinical signs and symptoms:
1. Mental status changes;
2. Petechiae (often in the axilla/thorax – however, this is often a late sign);
3. Dyspnea (difficulty breathing);
What is the clinical significance of Bergman’s Triad? Identifying clinical signs and symptoms that indicate Bergman’s Triad of a Fat Emboli can be used to remind medical practioners and clinicians of the potential for sudden death in this syndrome and the potential need for thrombolysis treatment.
Want to learn another medical triad? Have a look at the Waddell Triad page.