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Amniotic Fluid Embolism
Amniotic Fluid Embolism

This medical illustration series depicts amniotic fluid embolism, a rare disorder during pregnancy where amniotic fluid, fetal cells, tissue and other debris, enter the mother's bloodstream because of ruptured membranes, or ruptured uterine or cervical veins. This condition may result in death for the mother or baby due to an allergic reaction, which leads to cardiorespiratory (heart and lung) failure.

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Last Updated: Mar 5th, 2020

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