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DELETERIOUS EFFECTS OF INFLAMMATION ON PARTURITION AND FETAL DEVELOPMENT

Fernando Correa, Julieta Schander, Ana Paula Dominguez Rubio, Ana Maria Franchi

Physiological Mini Reviews. 2014; May-June: 28-43.

Preterm birth is a major determinant of neonatal mortality and morbidity worldwide. One of the main causes of preterm parturition is maternal infection Dissemination of microorganisms from the vagina and cervix via the ascending route is the preponderant way of infection, although microorganisms may also access the amniotic cavity and the fetus via other pathways.

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