PMID: 7089649Jul 1, 1982Paper

Septic shock and the obstetrician/gynecologist

Southern Medical Journal
D CavanaghP S Rao


Septic shock continues to be a serious problem with a mortality ranging from 11% to 82%, depending upon the cause, the time of diagnosis, and the type of treatment. The condition is seen in pregnant patients with postabortal or postpartal endometritis, chorioamnionitis, and pyelonephritis. In gynecology patients it is seen after severe pelvic infection and in immunosuppressed patients with gynecologic cancer. Prompt diagnosis, adequate monitoring and vigorous treatment are essential if deaths are to be reduced. Over the period July 1, 1959, to June 30, 1981, 91 patients were treated for septic shock with a mortality of 18%. Although medical treatment is important, the most important aspect of treatment for most patients is removal of the septic focus.


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