oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Amniotic fluid embolism in an HIV-positive parturient : case study
|Article Title||Amniotic fluid embolism in an HIV-positive parturient : case study|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Author||P.R. Penfold, C. Corbett and L. Bortolan|
|Publication Date||Jul 2010|
|Pages||43 - 47|
|Keyword(s)||Amniotic fluid embolism, Anaphylaxis, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and Human immunodeficiency virus|
We present a case of a parturient infected with human immunodeficiency virus, who developed amniotic fluid embolism during the delivery of her twins by elective Caesarean section. Our management and the available literature are briefly discussed, and consideration is given to a possible association between the two pathologies.
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