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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2011;54(5):256-259.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5468/KJOG.2011.54.5.256    Published online May 1, 2011.
A case of full-term delivery after septic shock during second trimester of pregnancy.
Hyun Jin Cho, Gyun ho Jeon, Sungwook Chun, Chul hoi Jeong, Yong il Ji
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inje University College of Medicine, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea. lory1202@naver.com
The Septic shock is a major cause of maternal death during pregnancy which has a great influence on the fetal state. Septic abortion is the representative cause. However, there are many different causes or unknown causes as well. As soon as the diagnosis of septicemia, it should be treated immediately and aggressively. According to the gestational age and fetal condition such as fetal distress, the delivery time should be decided. This case is of a mother who suffered from septic shock at the 23rd week of the pregnancy. The cause of the septicemia could not be found in this case, but the patient was able to recover through early aggressive treatment. The fetus was in a favorable condition so the patient was able to give birth to the baby in full-term after recovering from sepsis.
Key Words: Septic shock, Pregnancy, Full-term delivery

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