Reduced incidence of preterm delivery with metronidazole and erythromycin in women with bacterial vaginosis.

@article{Hauth1995ReducedIO,
  title={Reduced incidence of preterm delivery with metronidazole and erythromycin in women with bacterial vaginosis.},
  author={John C. Hauth and Robert L Goldenberg and William W. Andrews and Mary B. Dubard and Rachel L. Copper},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={333 26},
  pages={
          1732-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Pregnant women with bacterial vaginosis may be at increased risk for preterm delivery. We investigated whether treatment with metronidazole and erythromycin during the second trimester would lower the incidence of delivery before 37 weeks' gestation. METHODS In 624 pregnant women at risk for delivering prematurely, vaginal and cervical cultures and other laboratory tests for bacterial vaginosis were performed at a mean of 22.9 weeks' gestation. We then performed a 2:1 double-blind… CONTINUE READING
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