Evaluation levels of cytokines in amniotic fluid of women with intrauterine infection in the early second trimester.

@article{Suzuki2006EvaluationLO,
  title={Evaluation levels of cytokines in amniotic fluid of women with intrauterine infection in the early second trimester.},
  author={Y. Suzuki and Tamao Yamamoto and Kazuhisa Kojima and Mitsuyo Tanemura and Hisashi Tateyama and Kaoru Suzumori},
  journal={Fetal diagnosis and therapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={
          45-50
        }
}
Amniotic fluid was obtained from 180 patients by amniocentesis at 16-22 weeks of gestation and assayed for the levels of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8, leukocyte elastase (LE), and glucose. Ten of cases had clinical symptoms, such as uterine contraction, genital bleeding, and cervical ripening, and the other 170 were assessed for fetal chromosomal features. Four of the ten cases with uterine contraction developed abortion, while 10 of those screened had findings of fetal chromosomal anomalies, and 7… CONTINUE READING
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