Complications associated with cesarean section in HIV-infected patients.

  title={Complications associated with cesarean section in HIV-infected patients.},
  author={Gian Urbani and Margriet M de Vries and Hendrik S. Cronj{\'e} and I C Niemand and Roosmarie H Bam and Elaine Beyer},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  volume={74 1},
OBJECTIVE To document complications associated with cesarean section in HIV-infected women. METHOD A cross-sectional study was done on 307 women who delivered by cesarean section. All these patients, irrespective of their HIV-status, were managed according to the same preset protocol. RESULT Of the 307 women, 59 (19%) were HIV-positive. The only significant differences were a higher prevalence of positive serology for syphilis (32% vs. 12%, P=0.0014) as well as more cases of post-operative… CONTINUE READING

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