PMID: 6823391Mar 1, 1983

Acute intraamniotic infection due to Streptococcus pneumoniae

Obstetrics and Gynecology
P Duff, R S Gibbs

Abstract

In isolated instances, Streptococcus pneumoniae has been reported to be the cause of genital tract infection. In such cases, pelvic infection usually has occurred in association with a primary infection in the respiratory tract and a subsequent bacteremia. The authors describe 2 cases of acute intraamniotic infection due to the pneumococcus. Both cases occurred in the absence of any other site of infection. The potential serious complications of pneumococcal infection are emphasized.

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