Klassisk barnsängsfeber existerar fortfarande - 9 fall bland anmälningar till LÖF under 2010–2014

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperSpecialist publication article


Puerpural fever still exist. A rare condition that must be kept in mind All 33 claims to the Swedish National Patient Insurance (LÖF) in 2010-2014 related to obstetric infections, of which 14 were due to endometritis, were examined. Nine women suffered from fulminant infections consistent with classical puerperal fever (childbed fever), 2 of which were life-threatening. They occurred unexpectedly, mainly after uncomplicated deliveries, and were usually caused by Group A streptococci. Five women suffered from endometritis with a mild or moderate clinical course. All occurred after early birth-related complications and were caused by low-virulent bacteria. In order for an infection to occur in a healthy woman who undergoes normal delivery, more virulent bacteria appear to be required. Since these bacteria may exist in the hospital environment, improved hygiene routines are a prerequisite for reducing the number of nosocomial infections.


External organisations
  • Karolinska University Hospital
  • Capio Ortopediska huset, Stockholm
  • Swedish Patient Insurance
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
  • Infectious Medicine


Original languageSwedish
Specialist publication or newspaperLakartidningen
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 26
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes