Chlamydia trachomatis and febrile complications of postpartum tubal ligation

Catherine S. Todd, Robert B. Jones, Alan Golichowski, Janet Arno

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to determine whether chlamydia-infected women have a higher rate of febrile complications after postpartum tubal ligation. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of 1447 women tested for chlamydial infection within 2 weeks of delivery and who underwent postpartum tubal ligation was performed. Subjects were identified with the Regenstrief Institute for Health Care database. Infected subjects were compared with uninfected subjects for incidence of fever not explained by nongynecologic sources. RESULTS: Women infected with Chlamydia trachomatis at delivery were more likely to experience febrile postoperative complications after tubal ligation (p <0.0001, relative risk 9.5, 95% confidence interval 4.5 to 20.1). CONCLUSION: Women undergoing postpartum tubal ligation may benefit from prompt diagnosis and preoperative treatment of chlamydial infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-102
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume176
Issue number1 I
StatePublished - 1997

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Keywords

  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Postoperative fever
  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Tubal ligation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Todd, C. S., Jones, R. B., Golichowski, A., & Arno, J. (1997). Chlamydia trachomatis and febrile complications of postpartum tubal ligation. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 176(1 I), 100-102.

Chlamydia trachomatis and febrile complications of postpartum tubal ligation. / Todd, Catherine S.; Jones, Robert B.; Golichowski, Alan; Arno, Janet.

In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 176, No. 1 I, 1997, p. 100-102.

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Todd, CS, Jones, RB, Golichowski, A & Arno, J 1997, 'Chlamydia trachomatis and febrile complications of postpartum tubal ligation', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 176, no. 1 I, pp. 100-102.
Todd, Catherine S. ; Jones, Robert B. ; Golichowski, Alan ; Arno, Janet. / Chlamydia trachomatis and febrile complications of postpartum tubal ligation. In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1997 ; Vol. 176, No. 1 I. pp. 100-102.
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