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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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.
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.