puerperal fever(redirected from Puerperal infection)
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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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(Pathology) a serious, formerly widespread, form of blood poisoning caused by infection contracted during childbirth. Also called: childbed fever
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a bacterial infection of the endometrium occurring in women after childbirth or abortion, usu. as the result of unsterile obstetric practices.
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|Noun||1.||puerperal fever - serious form of septicemia contracted by a woman during childbirth or abortion (usually attributable to unsanitary conditions); formerly widespread but now uncommon|
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n → Kindbettfieber nt, → Puerperalfieber nt (spec)
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