Puerperal seizures: not the usual suspects

  • Ivan Hayes The Rotunda Hospital
  • Kingsley Enohumah The Rotunda Hospital
  • Niamh Hayes The Rotunda Hospital
  • Conan McCaul The Rotunda Hospital

Abstract

We present a case of puerperal seizures and neonatal flaccidity due to abuse and abrupt withdrawal from zolpidem, following an elective Caesarean delivery at term.

Author Biographies

Ivan Hayes, The Rotunda Hospital
MD FCARCSI Consultant Department of Anaesthesia The Rotunda Hospital Dublin Ireland
Kingsley Enohumah, The Rotunda Hospital
MD FCARCSI Clinical Fellow in Obstetric Anaesthesia Department of Anaesthesia The Rotunda Hospital Dublin Ireland
Niamh Hayes, The Rotunda Hospital
MD FCARCSI Consultant Department of Anaesthesia The Rotunda Hospital Dublin Ireland
Conan McCaul, The Rotunda Hospital
MD FCARCSI Consultant Department of Anaesthesia The Rotunda Hospital Dublin Ireland
Published
2011-07-07
Section
Case Studies