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Anaesthesia for caesarean section in a patient with acute generalised pustular psoriasis.
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PMID:  17643975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a 30-year-old parturient with acute generalised pustular psoriasis who presented for urgent caesarean section. A multidisciplinary team was involved and general anaesthesia was used successfully. Management of this condition is discussed and the literature reviewed. While generalised pustular psoriasis or impetigo herpetiformis is well recognised in pregnancy, it has not hitherto been reported in obstetric anaesthesia literature. The purpose of this article is to delineate the clinical picture of this disease, its treatment, and the effect on the mother and the fetus.
A Samieh-Tucker; M Rupasinghe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-07-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of obstetric anesthesia     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0959-289X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Obstet Anesth     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-17     Completed Date:  2007-12-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200430     Medline TA:  Int J Obstet Anesth     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  375-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesia, Basildon University Hospital, Basildon, Essex, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Acetaminophen / administration & dosage
Acute Disease
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic / administration & dosage
Analgesics, Opioid / administration & dosage
Anesthesia, General / methods*
Anesthesia, Obstetrical / methods*
Anesthetics, Intravenous / therapeutic use
Anti-Allergic Agents / administration & dosage
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
Anti-Infective Agents / administration & dosage
Cesarean Section*
Chlorpheniramine / administration & dosage
Gentamicins / administration & dosage
Metronidazole / administration & dosage
Morphine / administration & dosage
Neuromuscular Depolarizing Agents / therapeutic use
Psoriasis / complications*,  drug therapy
Succinylcholine / therapeutic use*
Thiopental / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Analgesics, Non-Narcotic; 0/Analgesics, Opioid; 0/Anesthetics, Intravenous; 0/Anti-Allergic Agents; 0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Anti-Infective Agents; 0/Gentamicins; 0/Neuromuscular Depolarizing Agents; 103-90-2/Acetaminophen; 132-22-9/Chlorpheniramine; 306-40-1/Succinylcholine; 443-48-1/Metronidazole; 57-27-2/Morphine; 76-75-5/Thiopental

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