Haemophilus influenzae septic abortion.

  title={Haemophilus influenzae septic abortion.},
  author={Thomas L. Cherpes and Shimon Kusne and Sharon Louise Hillier},
  journal={Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  pages={161 - 164}
BACKGROUND Haemophilus influenzae septic abortion is typically caused by nontypeable strains of the organism. Furthermore, nontypeable species with a special affinity for the genital tract are the most frequent isolates encountered, and an ascending vaginal or cervical infection is often the suspected route of transmission. CASE A 39-year-old woman at 8 weeks gestation who underwent dilation, evacuation, and curettage for embryonic demise had clinical evidence for sepsis and isolation of a… CONTINUE READING