Infection of human fetal membranes in vitro with Candida albicans.

Abstract

The present study was designed to examine whether C. albicans could infect and penetrate through intact human fetal membranes in vitro. Fragments of fresh fetal membranes were obtained from pregnant women undergoing a cesarean section. C. albicans was inoculated onto the surface of the maternal side of the membranes, after which the inoculated tissue were… (More)

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