The relationship of amniotic fluid cytokines and preterm delivery, amniotic fluid infection, histologic chorioamnionitis, and chorioamnion infection Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Amniotic Fluid
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Chorioamnionitis
  • Cytokines
  • Obstetric Labor, Premature
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious

abstract

  • Elevated AF cytokines and PGE2 predicted delivery before 34 weeks' gestation and delivery within 7 days of the amniocentesis, as well as AF infection and histologic chorioamnionitis. These findings support the hypothesis that infection is one cause of preterm delivery, operating via a mechanism involving induction of cytokine production.

publication date

  • January 1993

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8497360

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 941

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 81

number

  • 6