Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia and Critical Care

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 105--108

Anesthesia for cesarean section in a parturient with acute varicella: Is general anesthesia better than neuraxial anesthesia?


Bikash R Ray, Deepak Singhal, Anil Kumar, Anuradha Borle, Dalim K Baidya 
 Department of Anesthesia, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dalim K Baidya
Department of Anesthesia, Room No - 507, 5th Floor, Academic Wing, CDER, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India

The incidence of varicella infection during pregnancy is low. However, it is associated with a significant risk of morbidity and mortality, both to the mother and the fetus. The risk for any complication is highest for the mother during the third trimester and pneumonia is the leading cause of maternal mortality. Anesthetic management in these patients depends upon the extent of involvement of the disease, associated complications of varicella, duration of antiviral therapy and natural course if the disease. We present the anesthetic management of a case of cesarean section in a patient with acute varicella infection, and discuss the various concerns regarding the choice of anesthesia.


How to cite this article:
Ray BR, Singhal D, Kumar A, Borle A, Baidya DK. Anesthesia for cesarean section in a parturient with acute varicella: Is general anesthesia better than neuraxial anesthesia?.J Obstet Anaesth Crit Care 2012;2:105-108


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Ray BR, Singhal D, Kumar A, Borle A, Baidya DK. Anesthesia for cesarean section in a parturient with acute varicella: Is general anesthesia better than neuraxial anesthesia?. J Obstet Anaesth Crit Care [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Jan 27 ];2:105-108
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