Fetal tachycardia

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Primigravida patient. Previous USG scan: 11-13 wks 6 days, 18-20 wks, and 24 wks scan were normal. Triple marker test: low risk . C/o fever - 2 days.

Patient Data

Age: 35 yrs
Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound

Fetal heart rate range of 200-210 beats per minute.

No anatomical abnormality was noted in fetus or maternal abdomen.

Case Discussion

Finding of transient fetal tachycardia due to maternal fever. The mother's temperature 30 minutes after the scan was104 F.

Later serum blood culture was performed : P. Vivex positive.

The mother responded well to anti-malarial therapy. 

 

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Case Information

rID: 29546
Case created: 4th Jun 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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