Puerperal Streptococcus pneumoniae endometritis - A case report and literature review

Galea, Gabriel; Abela, Rodianne; Deguara, Catriona; Cuschieri, Paul; Brincat, Mark
May 2014
Malta Medical Journal;2014, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p45
Academic Journal
Case Study
Streptococcus pneumoniae endometritis is an exceedingly rare clinical occurrence in the immunocompetent individual. This case report describes such an occurrence in an otherwise healthy woman 39 days post-normal vaginal delivery. The patient responded to prompt broad-spectrum intravenous antibiotics and made a full recovery. The clinical relevance of such a scenario, the likely pathogenesis of the event as well as a brief review of relevant clinical literature are discussed.


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