Fusobacterium Chorioamnionitis: Report of Two Cases in Preterm Labor With Intact Amniotic Membranes

Allahyar Jazayeri, Michael Lantz, William F. O’Brien

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Abstract

Background: Preterm labor (PTL) in women with intact membranes may be caused by developing chorioamnionitis. Fusobacterium displays the ability to cause chorioamnionitis in the presence of intact amniotic membrane. Case: We report 2 patients with severe Fusobacterium chorioamnionitis which resulted in premature termination of pregnancy. Both patients presented with PTL and intact membranes. Neither initially appeared acutely ill. Despite the benign appearance, one woman rapidly deteriorated, requiring ventilation, pressor support, and surgical evacuation of the uterus. Conclusion: We feel that a Gram’s stain and proper collection of anaerobic cultures at the time of amniocentesis should be part of the evaluation of every patient with suspected chorioamnionitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalInfectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Fusobacterium
Chorioamnionitis
Amnion
Premature Obstetric Labor
Amniocentesis
Membranes
Uterus
Ventilation
Pregnancy

Keywords

  • anaerobic cultures
  • anaerobic infection
  • Intraamniotic infection
  • sepsis
  • twin gestation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Fusobacterium Chorioamnionitis : Report of Two Cases in Preterm Labor With Intact Amniotic Membranes. / Jazayeri, Allahyar; Lantz, Michael; O’Brien, William F.

In: Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1996, p. 243-246.

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