Viral invasion of the Amniotic Cavity (VIAC) in the Midtrimester of Pregnancy
Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2013
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S
American Journal of Reproductive Immunology
Volume 69, Issue 3, pages 195–196, March 2013
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Viral invasion of the amniotic cavity (VIAC) in the midtrimester of pregnancy. Am J Reprod Immunol 2013;69:195–196.
- Issue online: 6 FEB 2013
- Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 5 DEC 2012
- Amniotic fluid;
- viral invasion
A role for microbial invasion leading to inflammation in the amniotic cavity and subsequent pre-term delivery has been well established. For years, the role of viral infections in pregnancy has been minimized and thought of as harmless, with a few exceptions. Recent evidence now encourages us to expand our thinking and realize that viral infections during pregnancy may influence pregnancy more that we thought.