Pelvic infections after cesarean section: The role of Haemophilus influenzae

Melvin P. Weinstein, Nirmal K. Fernando, Daniel W. Colburn

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Infections following cesarean section are a serious complication in obstetrics; organisms causing these infections have generally been from the normal flora of the female genitourinary tract. Two cases of postcesarean infections caused by Haemophilus influenzae are reported from our institution. This organism has been considered unusual in this setting, although it has been implicated in nonpuerperal endometritis, salpingitis, and tubo-ovarian abscess, in addition to infections in the postpartum period. A discussion of the pathogenesis and treatment of this infection is presented; clinicians should be aware of the possibility that H. influenzae can be a causative agent in obstetric complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-21
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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