When is inpatient care needed for the treatment of 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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Patients with early postpartum endometritis (especially after cesarean delivery) should be admitted, as should any patient with suspected septic pelvic vein thrombosis. Postsurgical wound infections may also require inpatient management, particularly if there is extensive involvement of surrounding soft tissues, intractable pain, and fever.


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