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puerperal fever

n.
An illness resulting from infection of the endometrium following childbirth or abortion, marked by fever and septicemia and usually caused by unsterile technique. Also called childbed fever.
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puerperal fever

n
(Pathology) a serious, formerly widespread, form of blood poisoning caused by infection contracted during childbirth. Also called: childbed fever
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puer′peral fe′ver


n.
a bacterial infection of the endometrium occurring in women after childbirth or abortion, usu. as the result of unsterile obstetric practices.
[1760–70]
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Noun1.puerperal fever - serious form of septicemia contracted by a woman during childbirth or abortion (usually attributable to unsanitary conditions); formerly widespread but now uncommon
blood poisoning, septicaemia, septicemia - invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection
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puerperal fever

nKindbettfieber nt, → Puerperalfieber nt (spec)
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High-risk patients, such as those with puerperal infection at the primary cesarean section and those on public assistance, had more adhesions.
We report two cases of TSS with puerperal infection that could be diagnosed at the early stage of the clinical course by detecting a marked expansion of T-cell-receptor V[beta]2-positive T cells, as measured by flow cytometric analysis.
(8-11) Comorbidities such as HIV, severe anemia and gestational diabetes are also associated with higher rates of puerperal infection, particularly surgical wound infection.
In obstetrics, there are now specific codes for different types of puerperal infection and a requirement for more diagnostic information when a patient has venous complications during pregnancy and intrapartum.
Pyometra, a collection of pus in the uterine cavity, is rare, with a reported incidence of 0.5% in gynecologic patients, including those with cancer.(5) The etiology of pyometra is varied, as it is associated with any condition causing cervical occlusion.(6)(7) The most common cause is malignancy of the uterus and true pelvis; other causes include benign tumors of the pelvis (leiomyomata, polyps), traumatic operations on the cervix (conization), radiation cervicitis, atrophic cervicitis, congenital anomalies, and puerperal infection.(6)(7) The typical symptoms of pyometra include uterine enlargement, cramping, vaginal discharge, acute abdominal pain, and postmentopausal bleeding.(8) Spontaneous rupture of a pyometra is an uncommon complication.(8)(9)(10)(11)
Loach argues, for instance, that the death of Edward's mother Jane Seymour was caused, not by a puerperal infection, but by a catastrophic vaginal hemorrhage, possibly caused by retention of part of the placenta in the womb.
Puerperal disorders; fever; puerperal infection; logistic models.
One could easily die of malaria or puerperal infection for lack of cheap, effective medicines, but condoms of every description were available free and came attached to aid packages.
Table 3.2: Mulago Hospital One-Day Census, Ten Most Frequent Diagnoses Diagnosis Number of Patients Pulmonary TB 176 Cancers 113 Malaria 64 Normal Delivery 54 Complications: labor 36 AIDS 24 Puerperal infection 23 Cystitis 16 Measles 15 Malnutrition 49 Source: J.