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Septic shock due to Klebsiella pneumoniae after medical abortion with misoprostol-only regimen.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20303487     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of a healthy woman who was admitted to the hospital with septic shock caused by a common uropathogen after self-administration of misoprostol for pregnancy termination. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Tertiary hospital. PATIENT(S): A 38-year-old woman, gravida 5, para 3, who developed septic shock after medical termination of pregnancy. INTERVENTION(S): Suction curettage, antibiotic treatment, plasma and platelet transfusions. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Klebsiella pneumoniae was isolated from blood samples. RESULT: Ten days after her admission she was discharged home in good condition on oral antibiotics. CONCLUSION(S): Severe infections leading to septic shock from common pathogen bacteria can occur after medical termination of pregnancy, independently of the regimen used.
Apostolos Kaponis; Stefania Papatheodorou; George Makrydimas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  94     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-27     Completed Date:  2010-09-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1529.e3-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ioannina University School of Medicine, Ioannina, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Abortifacient Agents / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Abortion, Induced / adverse effects*,  methods,  rehabilitation
Klebsiella Infections / chemically induced,  complications*,  diagnosis
Klebsiella pneumoniae / drug effects
Misoprostol / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Self Administration
Shock, Septic / diagnosis,  etiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Abortifacient Agents; 59122-46-2/Misoprostol

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