Postpartum Complication:Puerperal Infection

Jul 10, 2008

PUERPERAL INFECTION-

  • it is an infection of the endometrium and the genitalia after delivery caused by bacterial organisms
Causes:
  • ruptured membrane
  • prolonged labor
  • acquired through poor aseptic vaginal examination
  • from infection of the other part of the body
  • poor perennial hygiene
Sign and Symptoms:
  • fever
  • chilliness
  • foul discharge from the genitalia



Source: Maternal nursing book and my nursing notes

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