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Severe maternal sepsis is an obstetric emergency

Published on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 Tweet

About 50 pregnant and postnatal women develop life-threatening severe maternal sepsis for every woman who dies from the condition, according to a UKOSS study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study also suggests that signs of severe sepsis should be regarded as an obstetric emergency, and that doctors should be aware that prescribing antibiotics does not necessarily prevent progression of an infection to severe sepsis. Read the full paper.

Updated: Monday, 23 November 2020 12:08 (v3)