Diagnosis and management of clostridium perfringens sepsis and uterine gas gangrene.

@article{Halpin2002DiagnosisAM,
  title={Diagnosis and management of clostridium perfringens sepsis and uterine gas gangrene.},
  author={Thomas F Halpin and Jane A Molinari},
  journal={Obstetrical & gynecological survey},
  year={2002},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={53-7}
}
The progression of Clostridium perfringens endomyometritis to gas gangrene is a rare, but greatly feared complication in the obstetrical patient. While endometritis following cesarean delivery is a common complication, recognition of C. perfringens as the pathogen as well as its progression to gas formation in the myometrium is essential to the survival of the patient. We present a patient that we recently cared for, and review the bacteriology, clinical diagnosis, and management. 

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