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Acute chorioamnionitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2674804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In summary, acute intra-amniotic infection or chorioamnionitis is a relatively common complication of pregnancy and may be associated with significant maternal and neonatal morbidity. Maternal mortality is rare, as is mortality in term infants. Mortality in premature infants is probably related to prematurity itself rather than infection per se. Diagnosis is based primarily on the presence of maternal fever. Treatment consists of antibiotics and delivery. Antibiotics should be begun as soon as the diagnosis is made unless delivery is imminent (less than 1 hour). Cesarean section offers no specific advantage to the fetus and may carry increased risk to the mother.
L C Gilstrap; S M Cox
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0889-8545     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1989 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-10-19     Completed Date:  1989-10-19     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709551     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  373-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
Bacterial Infections / drug therapy*
Chorioamnionitis / drug therapy*
Infant, Newborn
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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