A female after delivery going to shock. What is most common cause? (AIIMS May 2012)
|B||Amniotic fluid embolism|
a. This is an incomplete question as the type of shock is not mentioned. Hypovolumic shock is the most common stock in obstetrics and obstetric hemorrhage (APH, PPH) is its MC cause.
b. Therefore, the MC cause of shock following a delivery would be PPH.
c. Hemorrhage is the most common cause of maternal mortality in developing countries.
d. Options (b) and (c) are very rare.
e. In uterine inversion, there is neurogenic shock.