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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 934913, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/934913
Case Report

Uterine Necrosis Associated with Fusobacterium necrophorum Infection

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, 979 East Third Street, Suite C-720, Chattanooga, TN 37403, USA
2Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, 979 East Third Street, Suite C-720, Chattanooga, TN 37403, USA

Received 9 February 2015; Accepted 2 April 2015

Academic Editor: Madoka Furuhashi

Copyright © 2015 T. Widelock 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

Fusobacterium necrophorum is infrequently implicated as a pathogenic organism. When pathogenic, the typical clinical presentation is that of pharyngitis, cervical adenopathy, and unilateral thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein. Infections caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum within the fields of obstetrics and gynecology have been infrequently reported. We describe a 19-year-old woman who underwent a cesarean delivery complicated by sepsis and purulent uterine necrosis secondary to Fusobacterium necrophorum infection.