Premature Rupture of Membranes
Preterm rupture of membranes is defined as rupture of membranes prior to the start of labor. It is more common in African American patients. Rupture of membranes increases the risk of perinatal infection and umbilical cord compression. Diagnosis is generally confirmed by either visualization of amniotic fluid from the cervical os, a vaginal pH of more than 6.0, or ferning on microscopic exam. Management is highly variable depending on gestational age and the clinical setting .
KeywordsSROM PPROM Rupture Preterm rupture PROM
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