Evidence for the clinical management of chorioamnionitis.

  title={Evidence for the clinical management of chorioamnionitis.},
  author={Shira G Fishman and Shari E. Gelber},
  journal={Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine},
  volume={17 1},
Acute chorioamnionitis or intra-amniotic infection is defined by maternal fever in association with at least one additional clinical criterion including maternal or fetal tachycardia, maternal leukocytosis, uterine tenderness, or foul amniotic fluid odor. In clinically uncertain cases, the diagnosis can be augmented by routine laboratory studies (e.g. white blood cell count and differential count and acute phase reactants) and assays done on amniotic fluid. In general, the clinical management… CONTINUE READING
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