Chorioamnionitis and colonization of the newborn infant with genital mycoplasmas.

  title={Chorioamnionitis and colonization of the newborn infant with genital mycoplasmas.},
  author={Paul A Shurin and Susan Alpert and B A Bernard Rosner and Shirley G. Driscoll and Young Ho Lee},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={293 1},
To study the role of Mycoplasma hominis and T-mycoplasmas (Ureaplasma urealyticum) in chorioamnionitis, we obtained culture from 249 puerperal women and their babies. The placentas were examined histologically. Infants whose placentas showed inflammation (chorioamnionitis) had cultures positive for T-mycoplasmas more frequently (37.5 per cent) than those with normal placentas (19.0 per cent) (P = 0.021). Colonization with M. hominis was found in 16.0 per cent of the babies and was not… CONTINUE READING


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