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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2015, Article ID 121864, 3 pages
Case Report

Placenta Accreta in a Woman with Escherichia coli Chorioamnionitis with Intact Membranes

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, LAC+USC Medical Center, University of Southern California, 1200 N. State Street, IPT C3F107, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA

Received 11 November 2015; Accepted 10 December 2015

Academic Editor: Erich Cosmi

Copyright © 2015 Emma M. Montelongo 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.


Background. Escherichia coli (E. coli) associated intrauterine infections with intact membranes are extremely rare. Case. A 30-year-old multiparous female presented at 26 weeks’ gestation with clinical signs of chorioamnionitis but physical examination suggested intact membranes. Her dietary history was concerned with Listeriosis. An amniocentesis was performed. Shortly thereafter, the mother developed septic shock and an urgent Cesarean delivery was performed. The patient required a peripartum hysterectomy for placenta accreta. Amniotic fluid cultures grew E. coli.