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A case of acute urinary retention after cesarean section caused by herpes zoster infection

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ABSTRACT

We experienced a case of acute urinary retention after an elective cesarean section. In this case, an epidural catheter was inserted for the postoperative pain relief, and we had to rule out anesthetic complications including epidural hematoma. After careful investigation, sacral herpes zoster was found to be responsible for urinary retention. Early administration of antiviral agent was started and the outcome was good. As various factors may lead to postpartum urinary disorders, we should be careful not to miss serious complications.

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Yoshida, A. , Ishii, K. , Saito, K. and Azuma, I. (2012) A case of acute urinary retention after cesarean section caused by herpes zoster infection. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2, 202-205. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2012.23040.

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