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Severe postpartum sepsis with prolonged myocardial dysfunction: a case report.
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PMID:  20492701     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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INTRODUCTION: Severe sepsis during pregnancy or in the postpartum period is a rare clinical event. In non obstetric surviving patients, the cardiovascular changes seen in sepsis and septic shock are fully reversible five to ten days after their onset. We report a case of septic myocardial dysfunction lasting longer than ten days. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of prolonged septic myocardial dysfunction in a parturient.
CASE PRESENTATION: A 24 year old Hispanic woman with no previous medical history developed pyelonephritis and severe sepsis with prolonged myocardial dysfunction after a normal spontaneous vaginal delivery.
CONCLUSIONS: Septic myocardial dysfunction may be prolonged in parturients requiring longer term follow up and pharmacologic treatment.
Authors:
Michael A Mazzeffi; Katherine T Chen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical case reports     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1752-1947     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Case Rep     Publication Date:  2010  
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Created Date:  2014-08-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101293382     Medline TA:  J Med Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  318     Citation Subset:  IM    
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