Childbed Fever (Childbirth Fever) (Puerperal Fever)

Childbed Fever (Childbirth Fever) (Puerperal Fever)

Dr. Kennedy
Childbed fever is a fever due to an infection usually of the place where the placenta had been attached to uterus. The fever is also called childbirth fever or puerperal fever. If the infection involves the bloodstream, it constitutes puerperal sepsis. [In Latin a puerpera is a woman in childbirth since puer means child and parere means to give birth. The puerperium is the time immediately after the delivery of a baby.]

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