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Fatal Clostridium perfringens infection after normal term pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7073337     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a case of fatal gas gangrene of the uterus after an apparently normal term pregnancy in a 22-year-old woman. The patient died less than 15 h after the onset of symptoms, which consisted of a single episode of vomiting and increasing hypogastric pain. Hypotension, tachycardia and renal failure were the dominant clinical features. The pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of uterine gas gangrene are discussed.
C J Kirkpatrick; K Werdehausen; J Jaeger; H Breining
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology     Volume:  231     ISSN:  0170-9925     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1982  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-06-21     Completed Date:  1982-06-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7901051     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Gas Gangrene / diagnosis,  pathology*
Puerperal Disorders / diagnosis,  pathology*
Uterine Diseases / diagnosis,  pathology*

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