A review of microorganisms that can cross intact membranes and the mechanisms involved to inform and guide pregnancy management
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At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to...
2/24/2019 01:53:02 pm
Welcome to the symposium! This topic is of special interest to me as my daughter, Rose, was stillborn due to group B strep the morning after my membranes were stripped. Unfortunately, the fact that group B strep and other microorganisms can cross intact membranes is not widely recognized.
2/25/2019 07:30:43 am
I noticed you mention that the rate of stillbirth varies by the development of the country. Were there any microorganisms whose infection rate by country also parallel that statistic?
2/26/2019 03:13:10 pm
Not by specific countries that I've found, but according to the study by McClure (2010) ascending infections with organisms such as E. coli, GBS, and Ureaplasma urealyticum are usually the most common infectious causes of stillbirth in developed countries, but that syphilis may cause up to half of all stillbirths in syphilis-prevalent areas. According to McClure's 2009 study infections with Gram negative organisms such as Klebsiella Pneumoneae or E Coli may be the most common in developing countries.
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