Chorioamnionitis: its association with pregnancy outcome and microbial infection.

  title={Chorioamnionitis: its association with pregnancy outcome and microbial infection.},
  author={Patricia A. Quinn and Jagdish W Butany and James Taylor and William Hannah},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={156 2},
In a study of 33 cases of perinatal death, chorioamnionitis was observed in 57.6% compared with 5% of 20 control cases (p less than 0.001) and in 70.8% of cases with no morphologic cause compared with 22.2% of cases with a defined cause of death (p less than 0.01). Chorioamnionitis was significantly associated with previous gestations (p less than 0.01), prolonged rupture of the membranes (p less than 0.001), prematurity (20 to 27 weeks' gestation) (p less than 0.001), and low birth weight… CONTINUE READING