Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) requiring intensive care

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Adverse Occurrence type: 
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Estimated frequency: 
Time to detection: 
3 -15 days
Alerting signals, symptoms, evidence of occurrence: 
Vomiting, oliguria, clinical ascites, dyspnea, enlargement of ovaries, increased hematocrit, thrombotic events and pelvic pain. In one case, patient was hospitalized for 10 days. Treatment included ascitic fluid puncture, perfusion of albumin, hydroelectrolytic intensive care, and administration of thrombocytic anticoagulants.
Demonstration of imputability or root cause: 
Definite. Occurs after the administration of hormonal treatment to induce ovulation and oocyte maturation.
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