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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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
McCool R, Shook S. Post ablation bacteremia syndrome: an emerging clinical entity. POG in Press. 2019, August; Article 2 [ 6 p.]. Available from: https://ir.uiowa.edu/pog_in_press/ Free full text article.