n 2008, a 29-year-old white Hispanic woman (gravida 3, para 1 [pregnant 3x, 1 live birth], with diabetes) died 6 days after she began to receive 200 mg of oral mifepristone [RU486, which kills the baby] and 800 μg of vaginal misoprostol [Cytotec, which dilates the cervix to deliver the dead baby] at 5 weeks of gestation, without prophylactic antibiotics. Her symptoms included severe abdominal cramping, vomiting, and diarrhea on day 4. She was hospitalized on day 5…. Exploratory laparotomy revealed copious greenish-brown peritoneal fluid and necrotic [dead] uterine and adnexal tissue [ovaries/fallopian tubes]…. she died of sepsis with acute respiratory distress syndrome…. C. sordellii was confirmed….
In 2009, a 21-year-old previously healthy white woman (gravida 3, para 0 [pregnant 3x, no live births]) died 12 days after she began to receive 200 mg of oral mifepristone and 800 μg of vaginal misoprostol at 7 weeks of gestation, without prophylactic antibiotics. On day 6, severe abdominal cramping, vomiting, and diarrhea developed. She was hospitalized the next day…. she died of sepsis with acute renal failure and disseminated intravascular coagulation. C. sordellii was cultured….
I'll be writing these up in laymen's terms and adding them to the Cemetery of Choice when I"m home from Muskegon.