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Ureaplasma urealyticum infection associated with acute respiratory insufficiency and death in premature infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8496757     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The incidence and outcome of Ureaplasma urealyticum infection were studied in 98 infants born before 34 weeks of gestational age. Infection was defined as the presence of one or more isolations of U. urealyticum in samples obtained from trachea, blood, cerebrospinal fluid, or postmortem brain or lung biopsies. Forty-seven infants were infected. Intact amniotic membranes had no protective effect against infection; intrauterine U. urealyticum infection was detected in 19 infants who were born by cesarean section with intact amniotic membranes. Respiratory distress syndrome, the need for assisted ventilation, severe respiratory insufficiency, and death were significantly more common among infected than among noninfected infants. Our results suggest that U. urealyticum infection is associated with an unfavorable short-term outcome in preterm infants.
J Ollikainen; H Hiekkaniemi; M Korppi; H Sarkkinen; K Heinonen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  122     ISSN:  0022-3476     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1993 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-06-23     Completed Date:  1993-06-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  756-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Varkaus Regional Hospital, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Prospective Studies
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / complications,  microbiology*
Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology
Ureaplasma Infections* / mortality
Ureaplasma urealyticum*
Comment In:
J Pediatr. 1994 May;124(5 Pt 1):829-30   [PMID:  8176579 ]

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