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Ethnopharmacological Note: A novel combination of phytotherapy and zootherapy for treatment of puerperal fever 
Samsun Nahar, A.B.M. Anwarul Bashar, Mohammed Rahmatullah 

Abstract
Puerperal or postpartum infection occurs when bacteria infect the uterus and surrounding areas after a woman gives birth. Even in a highly developed country like the United States of America, it has been said that about 10% of pregnancy related deaths are caused by infections. The causative microorganisms are usually Staphylococcus or  
Streptococcus and the most common symptom of such infection is fever, also known as ‘puerperal fever’ in English and ‘sutika jor’ in Bengali.

Keywords: phytotherapy, puerperal fever