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The return of life-threatening puerperal sepsis caused by group A streptococci.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8372865     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A dramatic decline in the prevalence of serious puerperal infection caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococci has been observed throughout most of the twentieth century, and it is currently a very uncommon cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. We report on two term pregnancies complicated by profound multisystem organ failure caused by group A streptococcal puerperal sepsis. This report serves to highlight the apparent return of serious group A streptococcal puerperal sepsis and to emphasize the clinical implications and sequelae attributable to an old yet virulent enemy.
L Nathan; M T Peters; A M Ahmed; K J Leveno
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  169     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-10-14     Completed Date:  1993-10-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  571-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas 75235-9032.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteremia / complications,  microbiology*,  surgery
Fallopian Tubes / surgery
Multiple Organ Failure / etiology
Puerperal Infection / complications,  microbiology*,  surgery
Shock, Septic / etiology
Streptococcal Infections / complications,  microbiology*,  surgery
Streptococcus pyogenes* / isolation & purification,  pathogenicity

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