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Keywords:

  • Amniotic fluid;
  • chemokine;
  • inflammation;
  • midtrimester;
  • pregnancy;
  • 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.