What is the incidence of endometritis?

Updated: Apr 25, 2019
  • Author: Michel E Rivlin, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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The incidence of postpartum endometritis in the United States varies depending on the route of delivery and the patient population. After a vaginal delivery, incidence is 1-3%. Following cesarean delivery, the incidence ranges from 13-90%, depending on the risk factors present and whether perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis had been given. In the nonobstetric population, concomitant endometritis may occur in up to 70-90% of documented cases of salpingitis.

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