Post-partum fever

Causes

Appropriate Tests

 

Genital swab - microscopy and culture; Blood culture.

Ascending infection, including

  • Mixed anaerobes
  • Group B streptococci
  • Mycoplasma hominis
  • Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A beta haemolytic streptococcus GABHS)
  • Clostridium perfringens

 

See Mycoplasma infection

Urinary tract infection

 

Wound infection

  • Caesarean section
  • Episiotomy

Lesion swab for MCS

Breast abscess

See Mastitis - infectious

Pneumonia, especially

  • Streptococcus pneumoniae

 

Deep vein thrombosis

See Thrombosis - venous.