Infections From Bacteria Increase Risk Of Premature Birth

August 26, 2008

A study has found a link between infections from bacteria, and an increased risk of premature birth........Washington (ChattahBox) – A study has found a link between infections from bacteria, and an increased risk of premature birth.

166 women were studied by researchers from Stanford University.

The point of the study was to test their amniotic fluid using specialized molecular testing.

This would help them detect any type of bacteria, and see if it was linked to any issues with pregnancy.

What they found was that 15% of the women who had bacteria or fungi in their fluid went into premature labor.

They also found a link between the level of bacteria, and the risk of premature birth.

The study was published in the online journal of the Public Library of Science.


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