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Anesthetic Management for Emergency Lower Segment Cesarean Section in a Septicemia Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Pooja Abbi, Keerat K Kullar, Deepika Arora, Chandna Badhan, Ruchi Gupta

Keywords : Anesthetic management, Pregnant, Systemic lupus erythematosus

Citation Information : Abbi P, Kullar KK, Arora D, Badhan C, Gupta R. Anesthetic Management for Emergency Lower Segment Cesarean Section in a Septicemia Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Curr Trends Diagn Treat 2019; 3 (2):84-85.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10055-0069

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Aim: The aim of this study is to describe the successful anesthetic management of a diagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) parturient with bad obstetric history and septicemia, posted for emergency cesarean section. Background: Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease which may occur in pregnancy resulting in obstetrical complications. Disease exacerbation, increased fetal loss, neonatal, and an increased incidence of preeclampsia are the major challenges. Case description: A 33-year-old female patient (G7A6L0) with 32 weeks of amenorrhea presented with fetal distress planned for cesarean section, in Sri Guru Ram Das Medical College and Hospital, Amritsar. Patient had a history of multiple abortions and no live issues. Conclusion: Regional anesthesia is a preferred choice for pregnant patient with SLE who presents for cesarean section.

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