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Septic induced abortion claiming life of a Nepalese woman.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16751819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is a case report of septic induced abortion done at 16 weeks of gestation outside Kathmandu valley who presented to the emergency department of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) with peritonitis and septic shock. The case underwent emergency laparotomy and was treated surgically for perforated ileum and uterus by resection and end to end anastomosis of bowel and subtotal hysterectomy. The patient died after 16 hours of operation due to multiple organ failure (MOF) as a sequelae of septic shock. Unsafe abortion remains one of the major causes of maternal mortality in Nepal. Increasing public awareness about hazards of septic abortion and the provisions of law and decentralizing the trained manpower throughout the country would play a pivotal role in decreasing the incidence of septic induced abortion.
S P Sharma; J Sharma; S M Pokharel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JNMA; journal of the Nepal Medical Association     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0028-2715     ISO Abbreviation:  JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc     Publication Date:    2005 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-05     Completed Date:  2008-05-20     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0045233     Medline TA:  JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc     Country:  Nepal    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  152-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
T U Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced / adverse effects*,  methods
Dilatation and Curettage / adverse effects*
Fatal Outcome
Peritonitis / etiology*,  surgery
Shock, Septic / etiology*

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