Endometritis (infection of the endometrium) is the most common postpartum infection.
Bacterial infection of genital tract, usually within the 1st week after delivery, can occur as lat...
History of cesarean delivery or chorioamnionitis
Fever and chills
Heavy vaginal bleeding or foul smelling lochia
Oral temperature >38...
Potential side effects include nephrotoxicity, ototoxicity, pseudomembranous colitis, or diarrhea (in up to ...
Individualize according to severity.
IV antibiotics can be stopped when the patient is afebrile for 24 to 48 hours.
Oral antibiotics on discharge ...
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O86.12 Endometritis following delivery
O86.4 Pyrexia of unknown origin following delivery
O86.13 Vaginitis following delivery
O85 Puerperal sepsis
O86.19 Other infection of genital tract follow...
Postpartum endometritis follows 1–3% of all births.
Infections are typically polymicrobial and involve organisms ascending from the lower genital tract.
Evidence supports antibiotic prop...
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