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Near fatal puerperal fever due to Mycoplasma hominis.
  1. M. J. Young,
  2. R. A. Cox
  1. Department of Medicine, Kettering and District General Hospital, Northants, UK.


    We describe a case of severe septicaemia caused by Mycoplasma hominis in a 23 year old patient following childbirth. She developed disseminated intravascular coagulation and acute respiratory distress syndrome which have not hitherto been described in association with septicaemia due to this organism. Investigation and treatment leading to full recovery is outlined.

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