Characteristics of women in preterm labor associated with elevated C-reactive protein levels.

@article{Watts1993CharacteristicsOW,
  title={Characteristics of women in preterm labor associated with elevated C-reactive protein levels.},
  author={D Heather Watts and Marijane A. Krohn and Sharon Louise Hillier and Mark H. Wener and Nancy B. Kiviat and David A. Eschenbach},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1993},
  volume={82 4 Pt 1},
  pages={509-14}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate clinical, microbiologic, and histologic findings associated with elevated C-reactive protein levels among women in preterm labor or with preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PROM). METHODS Obstetric data, serum C-reactive protein levels, and amniotic fluid (AF) and chorioamniotic membrane cultures and histology were obtained on 203 women presenting between 22-34 weeks' gestation in preterm labor or with PROM. RESULTS Women with C-reactive protein greater than 1… CONTINUE READING

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