Sepsis in obstetrics and the role of the anaesthetist.

  title={Sepsis in obstetrics and the role of the anaesthetist.},
  author={Dominique N Lucas and Prof. Dr. med. Peter N. Robinson and Mirna Nel},
  journal={International journal of obstetric anesthesia},
  volume={21 1},
Sepsis in pregnancy and the puerperium remains a significant cause of maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide. Major morbidity arising as a result of obstetric sepsis includes fetal demise, organ failure, chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, chronic pelvic pain, bilateral tubal occlusion and infertility. Early recognition and timely response are key to ensuring good outcome. This review examines the clinical problem of sepsis in obstetrics and the role of the anaesthetist in the management… CONTINUE READING


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