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what is amniotic fluid embolism?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Maternal illness: As a complication of pregnancy and delivery, amniotic fluid may gain entry into the maternal circulation. It induces intravascular thrombus formation followed by bleeding disorder, and respiratory problems and shock in the mother.
Answered on May 29, 2014
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