Streptococcus pneumoniae infections of the female genital tract and in the newborn child.

@article{Westh1990StreptococcusPI,
  title={Streptococcus pneumoniae infections of the female genital tract and in the newborn child.},
  author={Henrik Westh and Lillian Skibsted and B. Korner},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  year={1990},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={416-22}
}
Streptococcus pneumoniae is not a part of the resident vaginal flora. However, in some women S. pneumoniae can be a transient part of the vaginal flora, and pelvic infection can occur, especially if a predisposing condition exists (e.g., use of an intrauterine contraceptive device, a recent birth, or gynecologic surgery). In the preantibiotic era, pneumococcal genital infection was more common than today, and the rate of lethality was high--26% for localized infection and 74% for peritonitis… CONTINUE READING
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