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Severe post-partum sepsis with prolonged myocardial dysfunction: a case report.
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PMID:  20492701     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: Severe sepsis during pregnancy or in the post partum period is a rare clinical event. In non-obstetric surviving patients, the cardiovascular changes seen in sepsis and septic shock are fully reversible in 5 to10 days after their onset. We report a case of septic myocardial dysfunction lasting longer than 10 days. To our knowledge, this is the first report of prolonged septic myocardial dysfunction in a parturient. Case Presentation A 24 year old Hispanic female with no previous medical history developed pyelonephritis and severe sepsis with prolonged myocardial dysfunction after a normal spontaneous vaginal delivery. CONCLUSION: Septic myocardial dysfunction may be prolonged in parturients requiring longer term follow up and pharmacologic treatment.
Authors:
Michael A Mazzeffi; Katherine T Chen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-5-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical case reports     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1752-1947     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 May 
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Created Date:  2010-5-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101293382     Medline TA:  J Med Case Reports     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  146     Citation Subset:  -    
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