Ureaplasma urealyticum colonization and bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a comparative prospective multicentre study

@article{Abelehorn1998UreaplasmaUC,
  title={Ureaplasma urealyticum colonization and bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a comparative prospective multicentre study},
  author={Marianne Abele-horn and Orsolya Genzel-Borovicz{\'e}ny and Thomas Uhlig and Annamaria Zimmermann and Joann Peters and Mark H Scholz},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={1998},
  volume={157},
  pages={1004-1011}
}
To determine the role of tracheal colonization at birth with Ureaplasma urealyticum and other pathogenic bacteria with regard to the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), 97 premature infants with very low birth weight (<1500 g) were followed prospectively over 30 days in a multicentre study. Of those infants, 35 were colonized with Ureaplasma urealyticum (group Ia), 22 with other pathogenic bacteria (group Ib) and 40 infants with sterile tracheal aspirates served as controls (group… CONTINUE READING
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