International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2020, Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part F
Puerperal sepsis: An unusual presentation
Author(s): Vikas Yadav, Vidushi Kulshrestha, JB Sharma and Alka Kriplani
Abstract: Puerperal sepsis is the infection occurring in the genital tract after delivery and is the third most common cause of maternal death worldwide. According to WHO it accounts for one fifth of maternal death worldwide annually. The most common culprit organism is Group A streptococci. Puerperal sepsis can be triggered by anemia, prolonged labor, frequent per vaginal examination. we present a case of bilateral upper limb and lower limb gangrene triggered by puerperal sepsis.