Ureaplasma species: role in diseases of prematurity.

@article{Viscardi2010UreaplasmaSR,
  title={Ureaplasma species: role in diseases of prematurity.},
  author={Rose Marie Viscardi},
  journal={Clinics in perinatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={393-409}
}
There is accumulating epidemiologic and experimental evidence that intrauterine or postnatal infection with Ureaplasma species is a significant risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes and complications of extreme preterm birth such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia and intraventricular hemorrhage. In a cohort of very low birth weight infants, Ureaplasma spp were detected by culture or polymerase chain reaction in respiratory secretions, blood, or cerebrospinal fluid of almost half of the… CONTINUE READING

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