Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy presenting with hyperglycaemia
A Bhattacharyya, DJ Tymms.
The incidence of ectopic pregnancy has been rising the world over. In the UK, the incidence has doubled in the decade 1980-1990; at present about 8000 ectopic pregnancies are treated each year. The diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy remains a challenge to the clinician. Quite often the presentation is atypical, pain and bleeding do not always occur and a mass is palpable in only about half of patients with ectopic pregnancy. We report a case of a ruptured ectopic pregnancy where the diagnosis and treatment were delayed because of an atypical presentation.
International Journal of clinical Practice 2000;54:409–10