Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, April 7th, 2008
"Her body habitus disguised her parturient abdomen and she could not provide a history because she was intubated and paralysed. Only after a urine pregnancy test was undertaken did it become apparent that she was pregnant and the diagnosis of pre-eclampsia with pulmonary oedema was considered. Urine pregnancy tests are part of the standard work-up for abdominal pain in women of childbearing age, but are not viewed...
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