Risk estimation of intraamniotic infection development after serial amniocentesis

Milan M. Terzić, Darko V. Plećaš, Bojan V. Štimec, Spasoje V. Petković

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-37
Number of pages3
JournalFetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Intra-amniotic infection
  • Microbiological finding
  • Serial amniocentesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Embryology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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