Pre-existing disease

Raman Sivasankar and Sarah Harries

in Obstetric Anaesthesia for Developing Countries

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199572144
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607488 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Anaesthesia Library

Pre-existing disease

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• Anti-retroviral treatment from the second trimester to the postpartum period should be administered to all HIV infected mothers • Planned caesarean section is the safest mode of delivery if viral load is high • Six weeks zidovudine prophylaxis should be administered to all infants of mother sub-optimally treated during pregnancy • HIV is transmitted in breast milk.

Chapter.  3643 words. 

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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