Elevated amniotic fluid nucleosome levels in women with intra-amniotic infection.

OBJECTIVE To compare amniotic fluid (AF) soluble nucleosome levels in pregnant women with and without intra-amniotic infection. METHODS Amniocentesis was performed in 74 pregnant women with preterm contractions, labor, or premature rupture of membranes. Intra-amniotic infection was defined as a positive AF culture. Amniotic fluid tests for Gram stain… CONTINUE READING