Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of endometritis?

Updated: Apr 25, 2019
  • Author: Michel E Rivlin, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Answer

Because of the physiologic changes associated with pregnancy, the presence of an elevated leukocyte count or neutrophil count does not indicate endometritis. Therefore, clinical findings are more reliable than laboratory findings in diagnosing postpartum endometritis.

Other problems to be considered in patients with possible endometritis include the following:

  • Pyelonephritis

  • Viral syndrome

  • Pelvic thrombophlebitis

  • Chorioamnionitis


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