Cervical Ectopic Pregnancy Complicated by Escherichia Coli Septicemia: A Case Report
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BACKGROUND: Cervical ectopic pregnancy is an uncommon form of ectopic pregnancy. The spectrum of treatment options includes systemic medical therapy, local injection with methotrexate and/or potassium chloride, surgery, or a combination of these modalities. CASE: A 29-year-old woman, gravida 3, aborta 2, was found to have a cervical ectopic pregnancy on ultrasound at 5+6 weeks' gestation. She presented to the hospital with vaginal bleeding. Treatment was initiated with multidose methotrexate and leucovorin rescue. She subsequently developed Gram-negative septicemia, with blood cultures growing Escherichia coli. This was managed successfully by surgical removal of the ectopic pregnancy and antimicrobial therapy. CONCLUSION: A cervical ectopic pregnancy can be complicated by E. coli septicemia.
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