Bacterial Colonization of Amniotic Fluid in Patients with Intact Membranes During Labor

Joseph J. Apuzzio, Marco Pelosi, Garry Frisoli, Vijaya Ganesh

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Abstract

Amniotic fluid from gravidas with intact membranes was obtained for bacteriologic culture at the time of cesarean section. The incidence of positive cultures from patients not in labor was 8%. When the length of labor was eight hours or less (mean 6.1 hours) and the membranes were intact, the incidence of positive cultures was 37%; in patients whose length of labor was 12 hours or less (mean 9.7 hours) with intact membranes, 55% of cultures were positive. The incidence of endomyometritis in patients with bacterial growth from the amniotic fluid cultures in each group was 33%, 33%, and 45%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1133-1135
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume77
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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