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Am J Public Health. 1994 Mar;84(3):405-10.

Urinary tract infection during pregnancy: its association with maternal morbidity and perinatal outcome.

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School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago 60680.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The effects of antepartum urinary tract infection on adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes were examined. Antepartum urinary tract infection has been previously implicated as a risk factor for numerous outcomes.

METHODS:

Crude and multivariable analyses were performed with a perinatal registry cohort of 25,746 mother/infant pairs.

RESULTS:

Elevated risks were observed for exposure to urinary tract infection and low birthweight, prematurity, preterm low birthweight, premature labor, hypertension/preeclampsia, maternal anemia, and amnionitis. Urinary tract infection was associated with perinatal death only among subjects 20 to 29 years of age.

CONCLUSIONS:

These findings underscore the importance of antepartum urine screening to identify patients at risk for adverse outcomes.

PMID:
8129056
PMCID:
PMC1614832
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.84.3.405
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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