Premature labor and intra-amniotic infection: Clinical aspects and role of the cytokines in diagnosis and pathophysiology

R. Gomez, F. Ghezzi, R. Romero, H. Munoz, J. E. Tolosa, I. Rojas

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Abstract

The role of infection in the pathogenesis of preterm labor and delivery, and the specific mechanisms through which this association is demonstrated are presented. Cellular and biochemical changes that initiate parturition in the setting of infection are discussed, particularly prostaglandins and cytokines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-342
Number of pages62
JournalClinics in Perinatology
Volume22
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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