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Table of Contents > Part C: Core Curriculum Topics > Section 17: Routine Management of the Puerperium > Problems of the Puerperium: Puerperial Pyrexia
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Problems of the Puerperium: Puerperial Pyrexia

Common Clinical Presentation

Fever postpartum.

Question:

Does my patient have an infection?

Learning Objectives:

Structure

Knowledge: at the end of this chapter the student will be able to:

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Define puerperial pyrexia and list the causes.

Review the signs and symptoms of puerperial sepsis.

List common sites of infection and explain why these sites are subject to infection.

Outline the management options for each common site giving consideration to the implications for the neonate of transmission of drugs in breast milk.

Primary Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH)

Skills: at the end of this chapter the student will be able to:

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