Microbial invasion and growth in amniotic fluid play an important role in infectious perinatal morbidity and mortality. In order to determine the influence of amniocentesis (ACT) on intra-amniotic infection development, we performed a study of 239 complete microbiological examinations of amniotic fluid specimens obtained by serial interventions. In 1 case (0.42%), during the second procedure, Staphylococcus epidermidis was discovered. Neither spontaneous abortion nor preterm labor were provoked by the procedure. We can conclude that ACT has been confirmed as a safe and successful intrauterine intervention if it is made in a proper manner.
- Intra-amniotic infection
- Microbiological finding
- Serial amniocentesis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology