Which microorganism caused this? - (Apr/12/2014 )
A woman who gave birth to a baby a week earlier was frantically brought to a hospital with septicemia and a very high fever?
We had to do an elaborate set up of tests to find the unknown and I think it's either
1) streptococcus pneumoniae
2) streptococcus pyogens
Other options are seem to be:
E.coli, Staph. aureus, Streptococcus penumonia, MRSA, clostridium septicum, Morganella morganii are few commonly found in puerperium (Post- natal).
Agent of classic puerperal (childbed) fever is Streptococcus pyogenes. This was the condition that Semmelweis famously mitigated by having obstetric folks rinse their hands in choride of lime (calcium hypochlorite).