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Cho, Jeon, Chun, Jeong, and Ji: A case of full-term delivery after septic shock during second trimester of pregnancy


The Septic shock is a major cause of maternal death during pregnancy which has a great influence on the fetal state. Septic abortion is the representative cause. However, there are many different causes or unknown causes as well. As soon as the diagnosis of septicemia, it should be treated immediately and aggressively. According to the gestational age and fetal condition such as fetal distress, the delivery time should be decided. This case is of a mother who suffered from septic shock at the 23rd week of the pregnancy. The cause of the septicemia could not be found in this case, but the patient was able to recover through early aggressive treatment. The fetus was in a favorable condition so the patient was able to give birth to the baby in full-term after recovering from sepsis.

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Fig. 1
The patient's vital sign during fi rst four days of admission.
Fig. 2
This graph shows the change in the C-reactive protein (CRP).


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