Mechanisms, organisms and markers of infection in pregnancy.

@article{Garland2002MechanismsOA,
  title={Mechanisms, organisms and markers of infection in pregnancy.},
  author={Suzanne Marie Garland and Fiona N{\'i} Chuileann{\'a}in and Catherine Satzke and Roy M Robins-Browne},
  journal={Journal of reproductive immunology},
  year={2002},
  volume={57 1-2},
  pages={169-83}
}
Premature delivery is still a significant problem in Obstetrics. It has multiple causes, with around 50% thought due to infection. Of note infection as a pathogenesis is more likely in those pre-term births occurring <30 weeks gestation and is largely sub-clinical. Potential pathogens largely arise from the ascending route and from the endogenous vaginal flora, causing chorioamnionitis. Resultant morbidity from the release of endo+/exotoxins from such pathogens, the stimulation and production… CONTINUE READING

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