What is the focus of the clinical history to evaluate postpartum infections?

Updated: Oct 11, 2019
  • Author: Andy W Wong, MD; Chief Editor: Bruce M Lo, MD, MBA, CPE, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM, FACHE  more...
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The history and course of the delivery is important in the evaluation of postpartum patients. Obtain the following information:

  • Ascertain if the delivery was vaginal or cesarean.

  • Ascertain if premature rupture of the membranes occurred.

  • Determine if the patient had any prenatal care.

  • Determine if the patient was diagnosed or treated for any infections during pregnancy or during the antepartum period.

  • Assess the patient's symptoms.

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