amnionitis


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amnionitis

 [am″ne-o-ni´tis]
inflammation of the amnion, a manifestation of an intrauterine infection, often associated with prolonged membrane rupture and long labor.

am·ni·o·ni·tis

(am'nē-ō-nī'tis),
Inflammation resulting from infection of the amniotic sac, which, in turn, often results from premature rupture of the membranes (a condition often associated with neonatal infection).
[amnion + G. -itis, inflammation]

amnionitis

[am′nē·ōnī′tis]
an inflammation of the amnion. The condition may develop as a result of infection after early rupture of the fetal membranes.

am·ni·o·ni·tis

(am'nē-ō-nī'tis)
Inflammation resulting from infection of the amnion, which, in turn, usually results from premature rupture of the membranes (a condition often associated with neonatal infection).
[amnion + G. -itis, inflammation]

amnionitis

inflammation of the amnion.
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Risk factors have been identified that increase the loss of blood after abdominal delivery and include general anesthesia, Hispanic/North American ancestry, preeclampsia, amnionitis, prolonged first stage of labor, prolonged second stage of labor, macrosomia, a history of postpartum hemorrhage, and the method of placental removal at cesarean delivery.
PCT response was independently associated at birth with clinical amnionitis, at 24 h with delivery room intubation, and at both 24 and 48 h of age with preeclampsia.
Regarding other complications, the rate of amnionitis was significantly increased for those women who had had a previous cesarean section, with a relative risk of 1.