Post-partum fever

Last updated: Friday, 24, December, 2010
CausesAppropriate Tests

Genital swab - microscopy and culture; blood culture.

Ascending infection, including

  • Mixed anaerobes
  • Group B streptococcus
  • Mycoplasma hominis
  • Streptococcus pyogenes
  • Clostridium perfringens

 

 

See Mycoplasma infection

Urinary tract infection

Wound infection

  • Caesarean section
  • Episiotomy

Breast abscess

See Mastitis - infectious

Pneumonia, especially

  • Streptococcus pneumoniae

Deep vein thrombosis 

See Thrombosis - venous.