Vaginal Infections and Prematurity


  • J. Chris Carey M.D.

    1. J. Chris Carey, M.D. is Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, P. O. Box 26901, Oklahoma City, OK 73190.
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ABSTRACT: This is a review of four vaginal and cervical infections that may be associated with prematurity, premature rupture of the membranes, or low birthweight. Urea-plasma urealyticum, group B streptococcus, Chlamydia trachomatis, and anaerobic vaginosis are discussed, along with other data regarding intrauterine infection as a cause of prematurity.