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J Med Assoc Thai. 2007 Mar;90(3):442-7.

The association between meconium-stained amniotic fluid and chorioamnionitis or endometritis.

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Department of Military and Community Medicine, Phramongkutklao College of Medicine, Bangkok 10400, Thailand.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Assess the association between meconium-stained amniotic fluid and chorioamnionitis or endometritis in term pregnant women.

MATERIAL AND METHOD:

A five-year retrospective study was undertaken between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2003. One thousand seventy-nine pregnant women who delivered at the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Phramongkutklao Hospital were included in the present study.

RESULTS:

Five hundred andfifty-three pregnant women (51.25%) had meconium-stained amniotic fluid (group 1) and 526 (48.75%) pregnant women were clear of amniotic fluid (group 2). Two pregnant woman in group 1 (0.36%) and eight pregnant women in group 2 (1.52%) were found to have chorioamnionitis (OR = 0.235). Postpartum endometritis was detected in only one (0.18%) pregnant women in group 1 and nine (1.71%) pregnant women in group 2 (OR = 0.104).

CONCLUSION:

No association was found between meconium-stained amniotic fluids and chorioamnionitis or endometritis.

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