Chorioamnionitis: a multiorgan disease of the fetus?

@article{Gantert2010ChorioamnionitisAM,
  title={Chorioamnionitis: a multiorgan disease of the fetus?},
  author={Markus Gantert and Jasper Valentijn Been and Antonio Wenceslao Danilo Gavilanes and Yves Garnier and Luc J. I. Zimmermann and Boris Kramer},
  journal={Journal of Perinatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={30},
  pages={S21-S30}
}
The bacterial infection of chorion and amnion is a common finding in premature delivery and is referred to as chorioamnionitis. As the mother rarely shows symptoms of a systemic inflammation, the course of chorioamnionitis is frequently asymptomatic and chronic. In contrast, the fetal inflammatory response syndrome represents a separate phenomenon, including umbilical inflammation and increased serum levels of proinflammatory cytokines in the fetus. Ascending maternal infections frequently lead… CONTINUE READING

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