Vaginal indicators of amniotic fluid infection in preterm labor.

@article{Hitti2001VaginalIO,
  title={Vaginal indicators of amniotic fluid infection in preterm labor.},
  author={Jane E Hitti and Sharon Louise Hillier and Kathy J. Agnew and Marijane A. Krohn and Shlomo Reisner and David A. Eschenbach},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2001},
  volume={97 2},
  pages={
          211-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether vaginal interleukin-6, interleukin-8, neutrophils, bacterial vaginosis, and selected vaginal bacteria are predictors of amniotic fluid (AF) infection among women in preterm labor. METHODS One hundred ninety-seven afebrile women in preterm labor with intact membranes had vaginal and AF samples collected for Gram stain, culture, and interleukin-8 and interleukin-6 determinations. Vaginal interleukin-6, interleukin-8, neutrophils, and vaginal flora were compared in… CONTINUE READING
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