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The Development and Evaluation of a Community-Based Clinical Diagnosis Tool and Treatment Regimen for Postpartum Sepsis in Bangladesh and Pakistan

  • Bartlett, L. A.
  • Lefevre, A. E.
  • Mir, F.
  • Soofi, S.
  • Arif, S.
  • Mitra, D. K.
  • Quaiyum, M. A.
  • Shakoor, S.
  • Islam, M. S.
  • Connor, N. E.
  • Winch, P. J.
  • Reller, M. E.
  • Shah, R.
  • El Arifeen, S.
  • Baqui, A. H.
  • Bhutta, Z. A.
  • Zaidi, A.
  • Saha, S.
  • Ahmed, S. A.

Postpartum sepsis accounts for most maternal deaths between three and seven days postpartum, when most mothers, even those who deliver in facilities, are at home. Case fatality rates for untreated women are very high. Newborns of ill women have substantially higher infection risk.

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