Volume : 4
Issue : 2
A rare case of urosepsis in pregnancy
Manjula Rao, Usha G, Panchampreet Kaur, Shruti Manvikar, Jahnavi P
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1Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital and Research Centre, Hyderabad
*Corresponding author: Dr. Manjula Rao, Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital and Research Centre, Hyderabad. Email: email@example.com
Received 11 January 2016; Revised 14 March 2016; Accepted 22 March 2016; Published 30 March 2016
Citation: Manjula R, Usha G, Panchampreet K, Shruti M, Jahnavi P. Osteosarcoma of fibula: A rare case of urosepsis in pregnancy. J Med Sci Res. 2016; 4(2):90-93. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17727/JMSR.2016/4-022
Copyright: © 2016 Manjula R, et al. Published by KIMS Foundation and Research Centre. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Urinary infections are common during pregnancy, affecting 10-15% of women and the infection is recurrent in up to 10% of women. The development of a renal abscess secondary to acute pyelonephritis is uncommon during pregnancy. Acute pyelonephritis complicates 1-2% of pregnancies. Severe manifestations like sepsis occur in neglected cases. Profound hypoglycemia is typically a late phenomenon in patients with severe bacterial septicemia which is a rare complication in urosepsis. A case of urosepsis with profound hypoglycemia in pregnancy which was almost fatal for the mother but recovered with prompt recognition and treatment is reported here.
Keywords: urosepsis; pyelonephritis; renal abscess; hypoglycemia