For citation purposes: Crosby DA, O?Sullivan O, O?Connell M. A case report and review of chorioamnionitis in the setting of preterm premature ruture of membranes. OA Case Reports 2014 Aug 18;3(7):65.

Case report

 
Obstetrics & Gynecology

A case report and review of chorioamnionitis in the setting of preterm premature ruture of membranes.

D Crosby, O O'Sullivan, M O'Connell
 

Authors affiliations

(1) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Coombe Women and Infant's University Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland

* Corresponding author Email: crosbyd@tcd.ie

Abstract

Chorioamnionitis is an acute inflammation of the amnion and chorion of the placenta, typically due to ascending polymicrobial bacterial infection in the setting of membrane rupture. Overall, 1–4% of all births in the US are complicated by chorioamnionitis 1. Chorioamnionitis is present in 40 percent of women with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) admitted with contractions and 75 percent of those who labour after admission for PPROM 2. This case highlights the acute and virulent nature of E. Coli chorioamnionitis.

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