Global endometrial ablation continues to be a frequent therapeutic option for abnormal uterine bleeding. Post ablation bacteremia, a rare clinical occurrence, provides diagnostic and treatment challenges for clinicians. We report a case of post ablation bacteremia from the vaginal flora bacterium Streptococcus anginosus. A definition of post ablation bacteremia syndrome (PABS) and its clinical implications are presented.
Post ablation bacteremia, streptococcus anginosus, endometrial ablation
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McCool R, Shook S. Post ablation bacteremia syndrome: an emerging clinical entity. Proc Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Dec 19;9(2):Article 7 [6 p.]. https://doi.org/10.17077/2154-4751.1451. Free full text article.