Bacteria Isolated from Post-Partum Infections

  • Nahid Arianpour Department of Microbiology, Khanevadeh Hospital, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran,Iran
  • Aghdas Safari Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Khanevadeh Hospital, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Te
  • Farhad Hatami Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran, Iran
Puerperal infection, Post partum morbidity, Bacterial infection


Objective: This study was undertaken with an aim to determine bacterial species involved in post partum infections and also their abundance in patients admitted to at Khanevadeh hospital. In this study out of three different kinds of postpartum infections (i.e. genital, breast and urinary tract), only genital infection is considered.Materials and Methods: Post partum infection among 6077 patients (inpatients and re-admitted patients) of Khanevadeh hospital from 2003 till 2008 was studied in this descriptive study. Samples were collected from patients for laboratory diagnosis to find out the causative organisms.Results: Follow up of mothers after delivery revealed 7.59% (461 patients) had post partum infection, out of which 1.03% (63 patients) were re-hospitalized. Infection was more often among younger mothers. Bacteria isolated and identified were both aerobic and anaerobic cocci and bacilli, majority of which were normal flora of the site of infection. Though, some pathogenic bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus, Neisseria gonorrhea, Chlamydia trachomatis,were also the causative agents. The commonest infection was infection at the site of episiotomy. Conclusion: Puerperal infection was detected in of 7.59% mothers. Bacteria isolated were both aerobic and anaerobic cocci and bacilli, majority of which were normal flora. However; some pathogenic bacteria were isolated.


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Arianpour N, Safari A, Hatami F. Bacteria Isolated from Post-Partum Infections. J Fam Reprod Health. 3(2):63-66.
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