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endometritis

 [en″do-me-tri´tis]
inflammation of the endometrium.
puerperal endometritis endometritis following childbirth.
syncytial endometritis a benign tumorlike lesion with infiltration of the uterine wall by large syncytial trophoblastic cells.
tuberculous endometritis inflammation of the endometrium, usually also involving the fallopian tubes, due to infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, with the presence of tubercles.

en·do·me·tri·tis

(en'dō-mē-trī'tis),
Inflammation of the endometrium.
[endometrium + -itis, inflammation]

endometritis

/en·do·me·tri·tis/ (-me-tri´tis) inflammation of the endometrium.
puerperal endometritis  that following childbirth.
syncytial endometritis  a benign tumor-like lesion with infiltration of the uterine wall by large syncytial trophoblastic cells.
tuberculous endometritis  inflammation of the endometrium, usually also involving the uterine tubes, due to infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, with the presence of tubercles.

endometritis

[en′dōmitrī′tis]
Etymology: Gk, endon, within, + metra, womb, itis, inflammation
an inflammatory condition of the endometrium or decidua, with extension into the myometrium and parametrial tissues. It is usually caused by bacterial infection, commonly by gonococci or hemolytic streptococci. The condition is characterized by fever, abdominal pain, tachycardia, malodorous discharge, tenderness, and enlargement of the uterus. It occurs most frequently after childbirth or abortion and is associated with the use of an intrauterine contraceptive device. It can also be the result of caesarean delivery. Diagnosis may be made by physical examination, history, laboratory analysis revealing an elevated white blood cell count, ultrasound, and bacteriological identification of the pathogen. Treatment includes antibiotics, rest, analgesia, adequate fluid intake, and, if necessary, surgical drainage of a suppurating abscess, hysterectomy, or salpingo-oophorectomy. Endometritis may be mild and self-limited, chronic or acute, and unilateral or bilateral. It may cause sterility if scar formation occludes the passage of the fallopian tubes. Septic abortion and puerperal fever are forms of endometritis that caused many deaths before asepsis and antibiotics became commonly available. A kind of endometritis is decidual endometritis. See also pelvic inflammatory disease.

endometritis

Gynecology Inflammation of the endometrium Etiology Complication of first TM abortion, IUD Clinical Pelvic or lower abdominal pain, rank, funky discharge if infected Management Antibiotics

en·do·me·tri·tis

(en'dō-mē-trī'tis)
Inflammation of the endometrium.
[endometrium + -itis, inflammation]

endometritis

Inflammation of the ENDOMETRIUM, the inner lining of the womb (uterus). This is the result of infection, the most severe form being puerperal endometritis (puerperal sepsis) which sometimes occurs following childbirth. This was once a common cause of death after delivery.

Endometritis

Inflammation of the endometrium or mucous membrane of the uterus.
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endometritis

inflammation of the endometrium. See also metritis.

hyperplastic endometritis
puerperal endometritis
endometritis following parturition.
purulent endometritis
characterized by a small accumulation of pus in the uterus and a discharge, which may be intermittent, of thick pus from the vulva.
syncytial endometritis
a benign tumor-like lesion with infiltration of the uterine wall by large syncytial trophoblastic cells.
tuberculous endometritis
inflammation of the endometrium, usually also involving the uterine tubes, due to infection by Mycobacterium bovis, with the presence of tubercles.
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Uterine infections can be classified as puerperal metritis, clinical metritis, clinical endometritis and subclinical endometritis (Sheldon et al.
Subtle uterine cavity findings like endometritis may be missed on imaging studies even MDCT-HSG as happened in our study.
La endometritis bacteriana, en su fase inicial, se caracteriza por una reaccion celular neutrofilica en la superficie del endometrio, acompanada de congestion vascular y edema subyacente al epitelio luminal.
A clinical approach to determine false positive findings of clinical endometritis by vaginoscopy by the use of uterine bacteriology and cytology in dairy cows.
The reliability of the histological diagnosis of endometritis in asymptomatic IVF cases: a multicenter observer study.
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Similar to previous studies in cattle, current study has also documented the history of infertility and clinical picture that include the hard tumorous swellings contiguous with endometritis (Avci et al.
Se encontro anemia durante la gestacion en el 17,9% de las pacientes, neumonia o IRA en el 5,7%, otras ITS en el 22,6%, ruptura prematura de membranas (RPM) en el 1,9%, fiebre puerperal en el 4,7%, endometritis en el 1,9%, sepsis materna en el 0,9%, trastornos hipertensivos en el 2,8%, diabetes gestacional en el 1,9% y parto pretermino en el 7,5%.
Identifying the cows at greatest risk of endometritis means that a more proactive approach can be taken towards control and treatment.
3%) comprised of chronic endometritis, endometrial polyp & submucosal leiomyoma.
At our institution, endometritis is defined as the presence of both a maternal temperature [greater than or equal to] 38[degrees]C at least 24 hours after delivery and fundal tenderness.
The events of calving, expulsion of fetal membranes and occurrence of postpartum reproductive disorder (PRD) including metritis, endometritis and delayed uterine involution, were observed during the course of one week prepartum to four weeks postpartum period.