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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021, 9(12), 734-738
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-12-19
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Atopobium Vaginae Bacteremia with Fetal Loss after Chorionic Villus Sampling: A Case Report

Dieuwertje Horsten1, Lore Noben1, , Laura van Dommelen2 and Carolien A.M. Koks1

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Máxima Medical Center, Veldhoven, the Netherlands

2Department of Medical Microbiology, Máxima Medical Center, Veldhoven, the Netherlands

Pub. Date: October 18, 2021

Cite this paper:
Dieuwertje Horsten, Lore Noben, Laura van Dommelen and Carolien A.M. Koks. Atopobium Vaginae Bacteremia with Fetal Loss after Chorionic Villus Sampling: A Case Report. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021; 9(12):734-738. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-12-19


Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is a procedure in which biopsies of placental tissue are obtained for prenatal genetic diagnosis. Risk of infection after CVS is low and only sporadic cases of postprocedural sepsis have been reported. Clostridium perfrigens and Escherichia coli are the most commonly described pathogens in cases of sepsis after prenatal invasive diagnostic procedures. However, this report describes a case of sepsis with fetal loss after CVS caused by Atopobium vaginae.

sepsis chorionic villous sampling Atopobium vaginae fetal loss

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