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Table 1 Reference list of infections associated with systemic repercussions during pregnancy, childbirth, post abortion and postpartum period (modified from ICD-MM, the WHO Application of ICD-10 to deaths during pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium)

From: The global maternal sepsis study and awareness campaign (GLOSS): study protocol

Pregnancy-related infection (ICD-MM Group 4)  
• Acute pyelonephritis
• Infection of amniotic sac and membranes (amnionitis, chorioamnionitis, membranitis, placentitis)
• Retained products of conception
• Endometritis, endomyometritis
• Pelvic abscess
• Uterine microabscess or necrotizing myometritis
• Necrotizing fasciitis
• Necrotizing vulvitis
• Infection of obstetric surgical wound (caesarean section, perineal repair)
• Episiotomy infection or dehiscence
• Other infection of genital tract following delivery (cervicitis, vaginitis following delivery, genital tract laceration)
• Pyrexia of unknown origin following delivery
• Infections of breast associated with childbirth (abscess of the nipple, abscess of the breast, subareolar abscess, mastitis, lymphangitis of breast)
• Tetanus
Maternal infectious and parasitic diseases classifiable elsewhere but complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium  
• Pneumonia
• Other pulmonary infections (Mycoplasma, Legionella)
• Acute viral infections (Influenza, H1N1, Herpes with systemic repercussion, Varicella, Acute Infectious Hepatitis, Encephalitis, Dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow fever, other haemorrhagic fever)
• Malaria
• Complicated tuberculosis
• Listeriosis
• Leptospirosis
• Rickettsioses (scrub typhus, murine typhus)