Amniotic fluid embolism in an HIV-positive parturient

  • Phillipa R Penfold Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
  • Caroline Corbett Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
  • Lisa Bortolan Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
Keywords: Amniotic fluid embolism, human immunodeficiency virus

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Phillipa R Penfold, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
FCA (SA), MMed (Anaes) (Wits) Department of Anaesthesia Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Johannesburg South Africa
Caroline Corbett, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
FCA (SA) Department of Anaesthesia Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Johannesburg South Africa
Lisa Bortolan, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
FCA (SA) Department of Anaesthesia Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Johannesburg South Africa
Published
2010-09-01
Section
Case Studies