Prenatal and Postnatal Inflammatory Mechanisms
During the past 15 years, intrauterine inflammation has been identified as an etiologic key factor of fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, as well as an adverse long-term outcome of very immature preterm infants. Various microorganisms residing in the maternal recto-vaginal tract may invade the chorioamniotic membranes and eventually induce an inflammatory response in the amniotic cavity, the fetus and the mother .
KeywordsPreterm Infant Proinflammatory Mediator Ureaplasma Urealyticum Airway Secretion Mycoplasma Hominis
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