When is Cesarean section indicated in chorioamnionitis?

Updated: May 08, 2018
  • Author: Fayez M Bany-Mohammed, MD; Chief Editor: Ted Rosenkrantz, MD  more...
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Cesarean section may be indicated to expedite the delivery.

Although surgical intervention in the newborn is infrequently required in early-onset bacterial infections of the neonate, conditions that may require such intervention include the following:

  • Epidural or brain abscess

  • Subcutaneous abscesses

  • Infections localized to the pleural space

  • Certain intraabdominal infections (especially if intestinal perforation is present)

  • Bone or joint infections

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.

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