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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We discuss the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and classification of the puerperal infection.
Fever in the first 24 hours after delivery often resolves spontaneously and cannot be explained by an identifiable infection.(1), (2) The causes of such single-day fevers are unknown, but it has been speculated that they are related to dehydration, lochia block, infusion of fetal protein, or breast engorgement.(3), (4) After performing a MEDLINE search (1966 to present) using the terms "puerperal disorders," "fever," and "puerperal infection," we found only two studies addressing single-day fever.(1), (2) Little is known about the clinical factors associated with such fevers.
A randomized, prospective study comparing oncedaily gentamicin versus thrice-daily gentamicin in the treatment of puerperal infection. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1997;177:786-92.
The diagnosis and treatment of a patient with puerperal infection and subdural hygromas.
The evidence presented by Fundar has led the Ministry of Health to include haemorrhage, pre-eclampsia and puerperal infection for coverage in the government health insurance policy.
The artificial kidney in the treatment of severe puerperal infection due to Clostridium welchii, with report of a case.
The complications include: obstetric fistula, perineal damage, prolapsed uterus, stress incontinence, puerperal infection and sepsis, haemorrhage, pre-eclampsia and fits, anaemia, infertility and ectopic pregnancy, depression and suicide.