puerperal sepsis


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puerperal sepsis,

an infection acquired during the puerperium.

sepsis

 [sep´sis]
1. the presence in the blood or other tissues of pathogenic microorganisms or their toxins.
puerperal sepsis sepsis after childbirth, due to putrefactive matter absorbed from the birth canal; see also puerperal fever.

sepsis

the presence in the blood or other tissues of pathogenic microorganisms or their toxins; the condition associated with such presence. See also toxemia, bacteremia.

puerperal sepsis
sepsis occurring after parturition. See also mastitis-metritis-agalactia.

pu·er·per·al fe·ver

postpartum sepsis with a rise in fever after the first 24 hours following delivery, but before the eleventh postpartum day.
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Dr Kinirons added: "The source of sepsis was consistent with puerperal sepsis.
The speakers in their respective presentations focussed on reproductive tract infections, puerperal sepsis in tertiary care settings and safety at work- relevance of sterilization and disinfection unanimously identified application of infected and unsafe instruments as a major risk factor for patients.
The risk of an IUD inserted immediately after childbirth being expelled may be as high as 24%, ACOG noted, and insertion is contraindicated immediately after childbirth for women with peripartum chorioamnionitis, endometritis, or puerperal sepsis.