publication . Article . 2007

The role of perinatal pathological examination in subclinical infection in obstetrics

Professor NJ Sebire;
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  • Published: 20 Apr 2007 Journal: Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, volume 21, pages 505-521 (issn: 1521-6934, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Infectious agents are associated with a wide range of obstetric complications and pathological processes affecting the placenta, membranes and fetus. In some cases there will be associated maternal symptoms and signs indicating an infectious aetiology, but in the majority such infection is subclinical, and specific diagnosis or confirmation is achieved following pathological examination of the delivered placenta and/or fetus. There are two major groups of microorganism-related mechanisms associated with significant perinatal morbidity and mortality. First, ascending genital-tract infection, almost always bacterial, which ranges from localized choriodecidual infl...
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free text keywords: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, General Medicine
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