Post ablation bacteremia syndrome: an emerging clinical entity

Randy McCool, Northwest Community Hospital, 800 West Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Sarah Shook, Northwest Community Hospital, 800 West Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Abstract

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.

 

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https://ir.uiowa.edu/pog_in_press/100