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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 104-107

Perioperative management of a parturient for cesarean section with confirmed H1N1 influenza


1 Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Respiratory Medicine and Critical Care, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, India

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Nitin Shanker
Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi - 110 001
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4472.123309

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Since the last few years a new strain of influenza virus H1N1 has infected people of all age groups and has caused significant morbidity and mortality. Pregnant females are at special risk especially during the second and third trimester. We present the anesthetic management of a case of cesarean section of a parturient at 32 weeks with confirmed H1N1 who had developed acute respiratory distress syndrome and discuss the various issues concerning the perioperative management.


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