Anaerobic organisms are the most common organisms recovered in blood cultures from patients presenting with septic abortion. An analysis of complications arising with each species of bacteria indicates a rational approach to antimicrobial therapy. The combination of penicillin and tetracycline is effective against the majority of organisms recovered in blood culture. Since hypotension with oliguria is a feature of infection with gram-negative organisms, kanamycin should be added to cover organisms that are tetracycline-resistant. Gas-gangrene antitoxin should be administered if the features of clostridial septicemia are present. Early curettage remains a significant feature of treatment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Obstetrics and gynecology|
|State||Published - May 1970|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology