Chapter 74. Amnionitis

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Sindhu K. Srinivas MD and
  2. George A. Macones MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch74

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Srinivas, S. K. and Macones, G. A. (2009) Amnionitis, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch74

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Pennsylvania, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2000 Courtyard Building, 34th And Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • amnionitis - chorioamnionitis, intra-amniotic infection;
  • bacterial infection - bacteroides/Gardnerella/streptococcus species/Escherichia coli/Gram-negative rods/mycoplasmas;
  • term pregnancies;
  • patients with preterm labor or PPROM;
  • amnionitis - linked to long-term neurodevelopmental delay and cerebral palsy in children

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathophysiology

  • Risk Factors

  • Clinical Presentation

  • Diagnosis and Management

  • Treatment

  • Complications

  • Prevention

  • Conclusions

  • Suggested Reading