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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 1, Issue 5, Pages 252-255
Review Article

Group A Streptococcal Puerperal Sepsis: Historical Review and 1990s Resurgence

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, USA
2Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine, 69 Butler Street, S.E., Atlanta 30303, GA, USA

Received 8 February 1994; Accepted 13 April 1994

Copyright © 1994 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. 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.


There appears to be a resurgence of puerperal sepsis due to a historically important pathogen, group A β-hemolytic streptococcus.