Viable intrauterine pregnancy with acute salpingitis progressing to septic abortion. A case report

J Reprod Med. 2002 Nov;47(11):959-61.


Background: A viable intrauterine pregnancy with salpingitis has been reported rarely.

Case: A 27-year-old woman at 10 weeks' gestation developed abdominal pain, fever, leukocytosis, peritoneal signs, closed cervix and a viable pregnancy. Progression from acute salpingitis to septic abortion was documented.

Conclusion: Acute salpingitis in the presence of a viable pregnancy warrants aggressive intervention.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Pain / etiology
  • Abortion, Septic / etiology*
  • Adult
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae / isolation & purification
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis*
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / pathology
  • Pregnancy Trimester, First
  • Salpingitis / complications
  • Salpingitis / diagnosis*
  • Salpingitis / pathology