A case of massive vulvar oedema due to septic pubic symphysitis complicating pregnancy

Lawford, Alice M., Scott, Katherine and Lust, Karin (2010) A case of massive vulvar oedema due to septic pubic symphysitis complicating pregnancy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 50 6: 576-577. doi:10.1111/j.1479-828X.2010.01227.x


Author Lawford, Alice M.
Scott, Katherine
Lust, Karin
Title A case of massive vulvar oedema due to septic pubic symphysitis complicating pregnancy
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8666
1479-828X
Publication date 2010-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2010.01227.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 50
Issue 6
Start page 576
End page 577
Total pages 2
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Formatted abstract
We present a case of pyogenic pubic symphysitis presenting in the third trimester with progressive suprapubic pain, fever and massive vulvar oedema. This case demonstrates a rare, but important cause of sepsis in pregnancy, which, if not recognised and treated promptly, may result in significant morbidity.
Keyword Osteomyelitis
Pregnancy
Pregnancy complications
Sepsis
Pubic symphysitis
Vulval oedema
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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