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Obstet Gynecol. 1992 May;79(5 ( Pt 2)):820-1.

Salmonella sepsis and second-trimester pregnancy loss.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC.

Abstract

Salmonella can produce bacteremia and disseminated disease, including infection of the intrauterine contents and fetal death. Published experience with salmonella infection in pregnancy has involved typhoid; however, nontyphoid gastroenteritis may also produce sepsis and fetal loss. We present a case of second-trimester fetal death associated with group C1 salmonella sepsis. The literature suggests that early diagnosis and treatment of salmonella infection during gestation is associated with a good pregnancy outcome. We recommend that pregnant women with diarrheal illnesses be evaluated by stool culture for salmonella infection.

PMID:
1565377
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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