puerperal fever

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puerperal fever

a serious, formerly widespread, form of blood poisoning caused by infection contracted during childbirth
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Also, group B streptococci maybe a leading cause of both neonatal and puerperal infection.
No risk factors for puerperal infection could be identified, but the study was not powered to show associations with risk factors.
High-risk patients, such as those with puerperal infection at the primary cesarean section and those on public assistance, had more adhesions.
We report two cases of TSS with puerperal infection that could be diagnosed at the early stage of the clinical course by detecting a marked expansion of T-cell-receptor V[beta]2-positive T cells, as measured by flow cytometric analysis.
Loach argues, for instance, that the death of Edward's mother Jane Seymour was caused, not by a puerperal infection, but by a catastrophic vaginal hemorrhage, possibly caused by retention of part of the placenta in the womb.
One could easily die of malaria or puerperal infection for lack of cheap, effective medicines, but condoms of every description were available free and came attached to aid packages.
2: Mulago Hospital One-Day Census, Ten Most Frequent Diagnoses Diagnosis Number of Patients Pulmonary TB 176 Cancers 113 Malaria 64 Normal Delivery 54 Complications: labor 36 AIDS 24 Puerperal infection 23 Cystitis 16 Measles 15 Malnutrition 49 Source: J.
There was no significant difference in the proportion of women who developed puerperal infection among those who delivered in urban compared to rural areas (Table 2).
In obstetrics, there are now specific codes for different types of puerperal infection and a requirement for more diagnostic information when a patient has venous complications during pregnancy and intrapartum.
The patient was a young primiparous woman who presented a puerperal infection.