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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Profile of women with and without evidence of puerperal infection after CS at CHBAH (N = 238) Puerperal sepsis or possible mild wound infection (n = 34) Age (years), mean (SD) 26.
Postpartum nonmenstrual TSS has received attention as a potential cause of puerperal infection (10-12).
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.