Lower genital tract swabs in the prediction of intrauterine infection in preterm prelabour rupture of the membranes.

@article{Carroll1996LowerGT,
  title={Lower genital tract swabs in the prediction of intrauterine infection in preterm prelabour rupture of the membranes.},
  author={Stephen G.M. Carroll and Stratis N. Papaioannou and I L Ntumazah and John Philpott-Howard and Kypros H. Nicolaides},
  journal={British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={1996},
  volume={103 1},
  pages={
          54-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the genital tract flora in women with preterm prelabour rupture of the membranes and to determine the relationship of these microorganisms to those found in fetal blood and amniotic fluid. DESIGN Prospective study of 97 patients with preterm prelabour rupture of the membranes. SETTING Maternal-fetal medicine centre. METHODS High vaginal and endocervical swabs were taken for routine culture of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria and Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma… CONTINUE READING
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