Chorioamnionitis

Chorioamnionitis

Chorioamnionitis is an inflammatory condition of pregnancy affecting the uterus. According to a 2000 report by Dr Yvonne W. Wu, a pediatric neurologist at the University of California in San Francisco, chorioamnionitis is a risk factor for periventricular leukomalacia and cerebral palsy in newborns.

The amniotic sac consists of two membranes:

Chorioamnionitis is an inflammation of the chorion and amnion. It is usually caused by a bacterial infection.

Diagnosed clinically with the following criteria: Maternal fever and uterine tenderness in the presence of confirmed Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM) in the absence of a Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) or Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).

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