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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2015, Article ID 589436, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/589436
Case Report

Postpartum Ovarian Vein Thrombophlebitis with Staphylococcal Bacteremia

1Department of Internal Medicine, Clínica y Maternidad Suizo Argentina, Avenida Pueyrredón 1461, C1118AAE Buenos Aires, Argentina
2Department of Radiology, Clínica y Maternidad Suizo Argentina, Avenida Pueyrredón 1461, C1118AAE Buenos Aires, Argentina

Received 21 April 2015; Revised 12 June 2015; Accepted 14 June 2015

Academic Editor: Gernot Walder

Copyright © 2015 Eduardo Parino et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A 34-year-old female patient presented with fever and right flank pain ten days after uncomplicated vaginal delivery. CT examination revealed right ovarian vein thrombosis and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was isolated from blood cultures. No other source of bacteremia was found. Antibiotic therapy and anticoagulation with enoxaparin were instituted. Fourteen days after admission, she was discharged in good condition. Although a very uncommon complication after spontaneous vaginal delivery, septic ovarian vein thrombophlebitis should be suspected in cases of persistent puerperal fever when other diagnostic possibilities have been excluded.