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Title: Septic shock due to Klebsiella pneumoniae after medical abortion with misoprostol-only regimen
Authors: Kaponis, Apostolos I.
Papatheodorou, Stefania 
Makrydimas, George V.
Keywords: Klebsiella pneumoniae;Misoprostol;Pregnancy termination;Self-administration;Septic shock
Category: Clinical Medicine
Field: Medical and Health Sciences
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Source: Fertility and Sterility, 2010, Volume 94, Issue 4, Pages 1529.e3-1529.e5
Abstract: Objective: To report a case of a healthy woman who was admitted to the hospital with septic shock caused by a common uropathogen after self-administration of misoprostol for pregnancy termination. Design: Case report. Setting: Tertiary hospital. Patient(s): A 38-year-old woman, gravida 5, para 3, who developed septic shock after medical termination of pregnancy. Intervention(s): Suction curettage, antibiotic treatment, plasma and platelet transfusions. Main Outcome Measure(s): Klebsiella pneumoniae was isolated from blood samples. Result: Ten days after her admission she was discharged home in good condition on oral antibiotics. Conclusion(s): Severe infections leading to septic shock from common pathogen bacteria can occur after medical termination of pregnancy, independently of the regimen used.
ISSN: 0015-0282
Rights: © American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Type: Article
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