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J Accid Emerg Med. 1996 July; 13(4): 285–286.
PMCID: PMC1342736

Amniotic fluid embolism: emergency management.


A case of successful outcome is described in a patient with amniotic fluid embolism presenting to the accident and emergency department. Diagnostic features and guidelines for management are outlined.

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