Pentraxin 3 in plasma and vaginal fluid in women with preterm delivery.


OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of pentraxin 3 (PTX3), an acute-phase protein produced by cells of innate immunity in response to inflammatory signals, in spontaneous preterm delivery (PTD). DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Milano-Bicocca. POPULATION Forty-six pregnant women with preterm rupture of… (More)


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