Relation between viability of vaginal polymorphonuclear leukocytes and presence of histologic chorioamnionitis.

@article{Yamada2000RelationBV,
  title={Relation between viability of vaginal polymorphonuclear leukocytes and presence of histologic chorioamnionitis.},
  author={Tsutomu Yamada and Shigeki Matsubara and Hisanori Minakami and Akihide Ohkuchi and Motoko Hiratsuka and Ikuo Sato},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={2000},
  volume={79 10},
  pages={818-23}
}
BACKGROUND The number and percentage of viable vaginal polymorphonuclear leukocytes (vPMNs) are known to be increased in women who experience preterm labor. Whether those parameters may be associated with the presence of histologic chorioamnionitis (CAM) is not known. METHODS We investigated prospectively 39 women at 26.3 +/- 6.2 weeks of gestation. The… CONTINUE READING