Clin Oncol | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Unexplained Puerperal Fever

Sara Vodopivec1,2, Miha Lučovnik1,2, Jana Pahole Goličnik3 and Andreja Trojner Bregar1,2*

1Department of Perinatology, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia 2Department of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia 3Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Slovenia

*Correspondance to: Andreja Trojner Bregar 

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Abstract

There are numerous infectious and non-infectious causes of fever in the postpartum period. We present a case of a 30-year-old secundipara with puerperal fever which persisted despite initial broadspectrum antibiotic therapy. Chest X-ray was eventually taken and showed perihilar infiltrates that were subsequently diagnosed to be enlarged lymph nodes due to Hodgkin lymphoma. The case highlights the importance of constructing a thorough differential diagnosis when managing women with fever in the postpartum period. This is especially important when therapy for most common infectious etiologies has not been successful.

Citation:

Vodopivec S, Lučovnik M, Goličnik JP, Bregar AT. Unexplained Puerperal Fever. Clin Oncol. 2019;4:1655.

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