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Successful pregnancy after amniotic fluid embolism: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16100626     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) has a mortality rate of 60% to 80% and accounts for approximately 10% of all maternal deaths in the United States. Although AFE is thought to be an anaphylactoid reaction, there are few reports of subsequent pregnancy after AFE. CASE: A healthy 29-year-old underwent an uncomplicated planned Caesarean section for her third pregnancy. She had a history of placental abruption with the first pregnancy and amniotic fluid embolism with the second pregnancy, for which she was treated with blood products and recovered fully. CONCLUSION: This case of a 29-year-old woman with successful subsequent pregnancy after amniotic fluid embolism and a limited number of case reports in the literature suggest that AFE is a sporadic event.
Christina E D Demianczuk; Thomas F X Corbett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstétrique et gynécologie du Canada : JOGC     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1701-2163     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol Can     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-15     Completed Date:  2005-10-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101126664     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Can     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  699-701     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.
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MeSH Terms
Embolism, Amniotic Fluid* / epidemiology,  physiopathology,  therapy
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Outcome*
Risk Factors

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