acute endometritis

acute endometritis

A histologically defined condition characterised by the presence of neutrophils within endometrial glands. It is often a polymicrobial infection with 2–3 different bacteria being typically isolated—e.g., Ureaplasma urealyticum, Peptostreptococcus, Gardnerella vaginalis, Bacteroides bivius, and group-B Streptococcus. Chlamydia has been associated with late-onset postpartum endometritis. Enterococcus is identified in up to 25% of those who receiving cephalosporin prophylaxis.

Aetiology
Pregnancy related—e.g., ascending inflammation of decidua, pelvic inflammatory disease, invasive gynaecologic procedures.
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