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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Case Report after a Caesarean Section Related to the Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome

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During pregnancy, a cellular immunosuppressant status is produced. It is characterized by anti-inflammatory cellular responses that allow embryonic implantation. The reversal of these changes during the postpartum period may result in overt clinical manifestations of otherwise quiescent or latent infections. We present an Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) case after a caesarean section related to the Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS) in a Guinean black woman. The patient was treated with large doses of corticosteroids showing a great clinical and radiological improvement.

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Ruiz, Á. , Cortés, P. , Sánchez, I. , Losa, J. , Murillo, M. and del Valle y Manzano, S. (2014) Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Case Report after a Caesarean Section Related to the Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome. Open Journal of Anesthesiology, 4, 197-201. doi: 10.4236/ojanes.2014.48028.


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