Fetal Death in Early Pregnancy Due to Electric Current

Richard Jaffe, Moshe Fejgin, Noah Ben Aderet

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Electric shock injuries in pregnant women are rare events. The uterus and amniotic fluid are thought to be excellent conductors of electric current which reaches the fetus causing cardiac arrest and fetal death. All cases except one reported in the literature occurred in the third trimester, and ended with the death of the fetus. We report a case of a woman struck by a high voltage electric current in the 13th week of her pregnancy, causing fetal death and abortion. 1986 Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283
Number of pages1
JournalActa Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • Fetal death
  • electric shock


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