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Amniotic fluid embolism with haemostasis complications: primary fibrinogenolysis or disseminated intravascular coagulation?

C Biron-Andréani, E Morau, J-F Schved, B Hédon, H Dechaud
Pathophysiology of Haemostasis and Thrombosis 2003, 33 (3): 170-1
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Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is characterized by the passage of amniotic fluid (AF) into the maternal circulation during or just after childbirth. AFE is a rare disorder occurring in 1/8,000 to 1/80,000 deliveries but with a maternal morbidity ranging from 26% in a recent report to 86% in earlier ones. In patients who survive, AFE may affect coagulation resulting in severe bleeding. While disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is usually seen in such cases, we reported a case of AFE in which the hemostatic abnormalities were compatible with primary fibrinogenolysis rather than with DIC.

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