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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 52-54

Perioperative management of a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus with hypothyroidism posted for medical termination of pregnancy


Department of Anaesthesiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

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C Navyasri
Department of Anesthesiology, Jawaharlal Nehru medical College, Belagavi 590010, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/kaj.kaj_26_17

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease and more frequent found in women between the age group of 15 to 45years . disease will coexcist with pregnancy. Disease exacerbation, increased foetal loss, neonenatal lupus and an increased incidence of pre-eclampsia are the major challenges. Its multisystem involvement and therapeutic interventions like anticoagulants, steroids and immunosuppressive agents pose a high risk for both surgery and anaesthesia. We describe successful management of an women with SLE with ten weeks whois posted for medical termination of pregnancy.


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