Shigellosis complicating preterm premature rupture of membranes resulting in congenital infection and preterm delivery.

@article{Rebarber2002ShigellosisCP,
  title={Shigellosis complicating preterm premature rupture of membranes resulting in congenital infection and preterm delivery.},
  author={Andrei Rebarber and Brittany Star Hampton and Valerae Olive Lewis and Samuel Bender},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={100 5 Pt 2},
  pages={1063-5}
}
BACKGROUND The association of chorioamnionitis with preterm birth is well established. Intra-amniotic infection complicates 13-60% of preterm premature rupture of membranes (PROM) with enteric gram-negative pathogens accounting for 20-40% of recoverable organisms. However, the source of enteric pathogens leading to premature birth has been poorly characterized. CASE A 36-year-old multiparous woman presented at 2567 weeks with preterm PROM. She reported a 5-day history of bloody, mucous… CONTINUE READING
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