Beyond Postpartum Fever: Case Report Uncovering Deep Septic Pelvic Thrombophlebitis
Oak Hill Hospital
dspt, hyper coagulopathy, obstetrics & gynecology, post partum, post-partum fever
Family Medicine | Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications | Obstetrics and Gynecology
Deep septic pelvic thrombophlebitis (DSPT) is a rare postpartum condition that should be considered in the setting of postpartum fever and may prove to be a challenging diagnosis. Here, we report the case of a 26-year-old female who presented with fever and antibiotic-resistant leukocytosis following an uncomplicated cesarean delivery. After ruling out pulmonary embolism and other causes of septicemia and considering the overall negative imaging studies, the patient received a clinical diagnosis of DSPT and recovered well following antibiotic augmentation and anticoagulation.
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Barnes AV, Noman R, Shakfeh S. Beyond Postpartum Fever: Case Report Uncovering Deep Septic Pelvic Thrombophlebitis. Cureus. 2023;15(8):e43034. Published 2023 Aug 6. doi:10.7759/cureus.43034