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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2, Issue 5, Pages 239-241
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/S106474499500010X
Obstetrics Case Report

First-trimester Septic Abortion Due to Salmonella enteritidis Oranienburg

1Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hutzel Hospital, Wayne State University, 4707 St. Antoine Boulevard, Detroit 48201, MI, USA
2Division of Reproductive Genetics, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hutzel Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

Received 6 October 1993; Accepted 7 October 1994

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Abstract

Background: Septic abortion caused by transplacental salmonella infection is extremely rare; there are no reported cases of serotype oranienburg as an etiology.

Case: We describe a patient with non-typhoidal Salmonella enteritidis serotype oranienburg as a cause of first-trimester pregnancy loss. The rapid progression of this patient's septicemia and adverse outcome is described. The epidemiology and natural history of salmonella infections are also discussed.

Conclusion: Non-typhoidal salmonella is still a cause of morbidity in Western countries. This infection can result in rapid-onset fetal demise and septic abortion.