Pneumococcal endometritis and neonatal sepsis

Rev Infect Dis. 1990 Sep-Oct;12(5):799-801. doi: 10.1093/clinids/12.5.799.


A recent case of postpartum maternal endometritis and neonatal sepsis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae prompted this report and a review of previous citations. Although this rare presentation of pneumococcal infection is potentially fatal to both mother and child, early empiric antibiotic coverage for the most frequent etiologic agents of this syndrome, group B streptococci, was and is adequate for systemic pneumococcal infections.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Endometritis*
  • Female
  • Genitalia, Female / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Pneumococcal Infections*
  • Puerperal Infection*
  • Sepsis*
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae / isolation & purification*