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Antibiotic administration can eradicate intra-amniotic infection or inflammation in a subset of patients with preterm labor and intact membranes.

08:00 EDT 27th March 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Antibiotic administration can eradicate intra-amniotic infection or inflammation in a subset of patients with preterm labor and intact membranes."

Intra-amniotic infection is present in 10% of patients with an episode of preterm labor, and is a risk factor for impending preterm delivery and neonatal morbidity/mortality. Intra-amniotic inflammation is often associated with intra-amniotic infection, but sometimes is present in the absence of detectable microorganisms. Antibiotic treatment of intra-amniotic infection has traditionally been considered to be ineffective. Intra-amniotic inflammation without microorganisms has a similar prognosis to intra-amniotic infection.

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Name: American journal of obstetrics and gynecology
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