International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Anaesthesiology | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023


Anesthetic Management for Cesarean Delivery in a Pregnant Female with Polymyositis

Dr. Shamili Akulwar | Dr. Shruti Patil


Abstract: Polymyositis is an autoimmune disease causing chronic inflammation in skeletal muscles. Usually this muscle weakness is painless and involves proximal skeletal muscles. If the disease is not treated properly, it may affect the quality of life. Pregnancy itself is a high risk condition. Autoimmune diseases like polymyositis flares in pregnancy. Conventional treatment may include drugs that suppress inflammation like steroids. Many anesthesia drugs can be detrimental in such condition. Therefore, regional anesthesia can be safely administered. In this article, we present a 27 - year - old female with 37 weeks of gestation in labour, a diagnosed case of polymyositis. Subarachnoid block was given for her cesarean section. Patient showed no deterioration in her muscle functions from preoperative period.


Keywords: Polymyositis, Pregnancy, Subarachnoid block


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,


Pages: 504 - 505


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