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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-8

Amniotic fluid embolism


1 Consultant, Critical Care and Anaesthesia, Wirral University Teaching Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, Upton, Wirral, United Kingdom
2 Department of Anaesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Upton Girendra Sadera
Consultant, Critical Care and Anaesthesia, Wirral University Teaching Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, Upton, Wirral, CH49 5PE
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4472.155192

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Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare complication of pregnancy carrying a high mortality rate. The exact pathogenesis of the condition is still not known. Diagnosing AFE needs a high suspicion as it is essentially a clinical diagnosis of exclusion. Patients with AFE are best-managed in a critical care unit by a multidisciplinary team and management is largely supportive. This review compiles the currently available information on AFE.


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