Amniotic fluid leukocytes and leukocyte esterase activity in parturients delivered by caesarean section.

Amniotic fluid specimens from parturients undergoing caesarean delivery were examined for leukocytes and leukocyte esterase activity, as well as for amniotic fluid bacteria and mycoplasmas by cultivation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the intrauterine environment in noninfected parturients and the associations between leukocyte test results… CONTINUE READING