Fetal death from sepsis following a reassuring intrapartum fetal acoustic stimulation test.
An intrapartum fetal death within 20 minutes of a reassuring acoustically stimulated fetal heart rate acceleration is reported. The cause of death in this instance was congenital pneumonia, gram-negative sepsis, and meconium aspiration. Umbilical cord pH values obtained at delivery did not demonstrate asphyxia (ie, low pO2, high pCO2, and low pH), but suggested a metabolic acidosis typical of sepsis.
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Strong TH Jr, Masaki DI, Sarno AP, Paul RH. Fetal death from sepsis following a reassuring intrapartum fetal acoustic stimulation test. Obstet Gynecol. 1989 Sep;74(3 Pt 2):465-8. PMID: 2761932.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology