Maternal serum interleukin-6 during pregnancy and during term and preterm labor.

@article{Greig1997MaternalSI,
  title={Maternal serum interleukin-6 during pregnancy and during term and preterm labor.},
  author={Phillip C. Greig and Amy P. Murtha and Cindy Jimmerson and William N.P. Herbert and B Roitman-Johnson and Jane D Allen},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1997},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={465-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the normal concentrations of maternal serum interleukin-6 during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and the different stages of term and preterm labor, and to examine the clinical usefulness of measuring this cytokine in the serum of women in preterm labor to diagnose asymptomatic intrauterine infections. METHODS Maternal serum interleukin-6 concentrations were measured cross-sectionally in 315 gravidas in their second and third trimesters and during term and… CONTINUE READING
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