Mucinase and sialidase activity of the vaginal microflora: implications for the pathogenesis of preterm labour.

Abstract

Evidence linking bacterial vaginosis (BV) to chorioamnionitis and spontaneous preterm birth is mounting. Successful treatment of BV could reduce the rate of late miscarriage and preterm birth. Mucinase and sialidase activity have been implicated in the pathogenesis of BV. This study extends the work of previous studies to investigate sialidase, other known… (More)

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