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Surgical-site Infection following Cesarean Section in Haiti: Incidence and Associated Pathogens

Efforts should be made to improve the post-discharge surveillance system to detect and treat surgical site infection after a cesarean section in Haiti where methicillin-resistant Staphyloccoccus aureus is prevalent and lost-to-follow-up rate is high.


Background: Surgical site infection (SSI) after a Cesarean section (CS) increases maternal morbidity and medical costs. No data regarding the epidemiology of SSI after CS are available in settings operated by Médecins Sans Frontières.

Objectives: To determine incidence and independent risk factors for SSI after CS, as well as pathogens associated with infections.

11 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 11 Mar, 2016


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