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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 193-194

Septic abortions :A descriptive study in a teaching hospital at North Bengal, Darjeeling

1 Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, Medical College, Darjeeling, India
2 Assoc. Professor, Community Medicine, N.R.S. Medical College, Darjeeling, India
3 Asst. Professor, Department of G&O, North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling, India
4 Professor, Community Medicine, North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling, India

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Chitra Chatterjee
Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, Medical College, Darjeeling
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PMID: 18229444

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A hospital based cross sectional study for one year done among 57 diagnosed and admitted septic abortion cases, revealed that 71.9% septic abortions were performed by untrained persons, 63.2% mothers were illiterate, 22.8% mothers were in adolescent age group. Exploratory Laparotomy was needed in 46.3% cases and important complications for referring were severe anaernia and septic shock.

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