- October 15, 2017 at 17:54 #3754Parents LifeKeymaster
Postpartum infection, also known as puerperal infection, is any bacterial infection of the female reproductive tract following childbirth or miscarriage. Thus, sepsis can be a deadly condition otherwise treated rapidly and completely. It accounts for a high level of maternal mortality in both the developed and third world. Although the amount of deaths have fallen, the general incidence and harshness of sepsis within the general human population is growing. This is a result of the increasing number of patients over the age of 65 years, immune compromise and multiple medical co-morbidities.
For females within the postnatal period, the primary reasons for sepsis are infections for example endometritis, mastitis, breast abscesses and surgical site infections including perineal trauma wounds. Rapid treatment with antibiotics, intravenous fluid support for the circulation and surgical control for the source of the infection, if known, are crucial factors of effective treatment.
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