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Anaesthetic Considerations in a Parturient with Acute Varicella Infection Posted for Cesarean Section
Incidence of varicella in pregnancy is 1-5 cases/1000 pregnancies. Varicella is usually a benign illness but it is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. There is an increased risk of maternal complications especially pneumonia in third trimester which is the most serious complication following varicella. The choice between central neuraxial and general anaesthesia in such cases is debatable. We present a case of parturient with acute varicella posted for lower segment caesarean section with emphasis on choice of anaesthesia.
Regional Anesthesia, Cesarean Section, Pregnancy, Varicella.
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