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Klassisk barnsängsfeber existerar fortfarande - 9 fall bland anmälningar till LÖF under 2010–2014

Alberts, Akke; Blanck Olerup, Agneta and Gustafson, Pelle LU (2018) In Lakartidningen 115.
Abstract

Puerpural fever still exist. A rare condition that must be kept in mind All 33 claims to the Swedish National Patient Insurance (LÖF) in 2010-2014 related to obstetric infections, of which 14 were due to endometritis, were examined. Nine women suffered from fulminant infections consistent with classical puerperal fever (childbed fever), 2 of which were life-threatening. They occurred unexpectedly, mainly after uncomplicated deliveries, and were usually caused by Group A streptococci. Five women suffered from endometritis with a mild or moderate clinical course. All occurred after early birth-related complications and were caused by low-virulent bacteria. In order for an infection to occur in a healthy woman who undergoes normal... (More)

Puerpural fever still exist. A rare condition that must be kept in mind All 33 claims to the Swedish National Patient Insurance (LÖF) in 2010-2014 related to obstetric infections, of which 14 were due to endometritis, were examined. Nine women suffered from fulminant infections consistent with classical puerperal fever (childbed fever), 2 of which were life-threatening. They occurred unexpectedly, mainly after uncomplicated deliveries, and were usually caused by Group A streptococci. Five women suffered from endometritis with a mild or moderate clinical course. All occurred after early birth-related complications and were caused by low-virulent bacteria. In order for an infection to occur in a healthy woman who undergoes normal delivery, more virulent bacteria appear to be required. Since these bacteria may exist in the hospital environment, improved hygiene routines are a prerequisite for reducing the number of nosocomial infections.

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Adolescent, Adult, Critical Illness, Endometritis/epidemiology, Female, Fever/epidemiology, Humans, Insurance Carriers/statistics & numerical data, Perineum/microbiology, Pregnancy, Puerperal Infection/epidemiology, Reproductive Tract Infections/epidemiology, Streptococcal Infections/epidemiology, Streptococcus pyogenes/isolation & purification, Sweden/epidemiology, Vagina/microbiology, Young Adult
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  author       = {Alberts, Akke and Blanck Olerup, Agneta and Gustafson, Pelle},
  issn         = {0023-7205},
  keyword      = {Adolescent,Adult,Critical Illness,Endometritis/epidemiology,Female,Fever/epidemiology,Humans,Insurance Carriers/statistics & numerical data,Perineum/microbiology,Pregnancy,Puerperal Infection/epidemiology,Reproductive Tract Infections/epidemiology,Streptococcal Infections/epidemiology,Streptococcus pyogenes/isolation & purification,Sweden/epidemiology,Vagina/microbiology,Young Adult},
  language     = {swe},
  month        = {01},
  publisher    = {Swedish Medical Association},
  series       = {Lakartidningen},
  title        = {Klassisk barnsängsfeber existerar fortfarande - 9 fall bland anmälningar till LÖF under 2010–2014},
  volume       = {115},
  year         = {2018},
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