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Undiagnosed Post Partum Endometritis Results in Sepsis and Death

October 1, 2014

The Case:

According to her records, the patient was an otherwise healthy woman in her early 20’s, G-2, T-1, P-0, and L-1. Her onset of labor was at 38 weeks, a week prior to her estimated delivery date (EDC). She was in labor for 12 hours, giving birth to a viable male infant, delivered vaginally with the assistance of a vacuum device. The infant’s APGARs were 7, 8, 9; he weighed 5 lbs 20 oz. …

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