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Acute ethanol intoxication during pregnancy and consecutive fetal cardiac arrest: a case report.
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PMID:  12951893     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chronic alcohol exposure during pregnancy and the resulting toxic effects for the fetus has been the subject of many investigations. In contrast, acute alcohol intoxication during pregnancy is a rare event and less is known about the consequences for fetal life. We report a case of the acute ethanol intoxication of a pregnant woman at the 35th week of gestation and the consecutive cardiac arrest of the neonate. Despite the life threatening event, the newborn recovered after resuscitation and intensive care treatment and could be discharged from hospital in good physical condition. We suggest that acute alcoholized pregnant women should be transferred to Perinatal Centers to cater for the possible need for emergency cesarean section and resuscitation of the newborn.
Doris Fischer; Christine Solbach; Richard Kitz; Andre Ahr; Alex Veldman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0300-5577     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-03     Completed Date:  2003-12-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  343-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University Clinic Frankfurt, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Cesarean Section
Diagnostic Errors
Ethanol / blood,  poisoning*
Fetal Diseases / chemically induced*,  therapy
Heart Arrest / chemically induced*,  therapy
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / blood,  chemically induced*,  therapy
Pregnancy Complications / blood,  chemically induced*
Pregnancy Outcome
Treatment Outcome
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