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Genital swelling following caesarean delivery

Genital swelling following caesarean delivery

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Patient Case Study

Time to Complete

0.5 hours


April 13, 2016


March 14, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Anita Sharma and Dr Sapna Tandon describe a presentation of clitoral swelling and vaginal discharge at three weeks post caesarean section, leading to a diagnosis of infection with group A streptococci. Key learning points for GPs and other healthcare professionals include when to suspect puerperal infection and what action to take.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Know when to investigate for possible post-partum infection
  • Prescribe appropriate antibiotics
  • Authors

    Activity and test authors
    Dr Sapna Tandon
    United Kingdom

    Dr Anita Sharma
    GP and clinical director Oldham CCG


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time.


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