Infection and acute respiratory distress syndrome during pregnancy: A case series of preventable maternal deaths from southern India

Akhila Vasudeva, Rajeshwari G. Bhat, Amar Ramachandran, Pratap Kumar

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Introduction: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is common among women admitted to obstetric intensive care units, and it contributes significantly, both directly and indirectly, to maternal deaths. Case series: We present a case series of ARDS in pregnant women caused by non-obstetric causes. The women were treated at a tertiary hospital in southern India. The striking features were delayed referral from the primary care unit and the lack of a primary diagnosis or treatment. Undiagnosed rheumatic heart disease, anemia, and malaria and H1N1 epidemics contributed to these cases of ARDS and maternal death. Conclusion: It is necessary to increase the awareness of evidence-based uniform protocols to tackle common medical complaints during pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-57
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infection and Public Health
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2013

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Maternal Death
Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
India
Pregnancy
Infection
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Tertiary Care Centers
Malaria
Obstetrics
Intensive Care Units
Anemia
Pregnant Women
Primary Health Care
Referral and Consultation
Therapeutics

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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In: Journal of Infection and Public Health, Vol. 6, No. 1, 01.02.2013, p. 55-57.

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