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Placental cultures in the era of peripartum antibiotic use

Bhola, Kavita; Al-Kindi, Hunaina; Fadia, Mitali; Kent, Alison; Collignon, Peter; Dahlstrom, Jane


Background: Histological examination of the placenta can provide valuable information that aids diagnosis and management for both the mother and the fetus. Positive placental cultures may also provide the clinician with valuable information on which to base therapy. Aims: To determine the incidence of positive placental cultures, the association with chorioamnionitis and whether the rate is affected by antibiotic administration in the peripartum period. Methods: A retrospective study of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2008.00833.x


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