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Obstetric Anesthesia
Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2007;2(3):147-150.
Published online July 31, 2007.
Anesthetic Management for Cesarean Section in a Pregnant HIV Patient : A case report
Woosuk Chung, Younggwon Go, Junghyun Lee, Junehwa Lee, Jaeha Hwang
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea. ane84@cnuh.co.kr
Abstract
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), when infected causes various systemic changes and is the cause of the fatal disease called acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). With the sharp increase of infection in women, pregnancy can be complicated by HIV infection. Although there have been astonishing developments in therapy there are still many risks in the pregnant HIV patients. The anesthetic management will depend on the patients clinical status, current treatment as well as the well-being of the fetus. We report a case of spinal anesthesia in a 36-year-old pregnant HIV patient undergoing cesarean section.
Key Words: anesthetic, management, human, immunodeficiency, virus, pregnancy


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