Chorioamnionitis: Inflammation of the chorion and the amnion, the membranes that surround the fetus. Chorioamnionitis usually is associated with a bacterial infection. This may be due to bacteria ascending from the mother's genital tract into the uterus to infect the membranes and the amniotic fluid. Chorioamnionitis is dangerous to the mother and
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An inflammatory process involving the chorion, its foetal blood vessels, the umbilical cord, and the amnion by extension of the inflammation, as the amnion itself has no blood supply. This inflammatory process is potentially fatal to mother and foetus. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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(kor″e-o-am″ne-o-ni´tis) inflammation of the fetal membranes, most commonly due to bacterial or viral infection. It is usually the result of upward spread of vaginal organisms. Rupture of the amniotic membranes for over 24 hours before birth and prolonged labor are major predisposing factors. If the in...
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A serious infection of the placental tissues and amniotic fluid that occurs in about 1 to 2 percent of all pregnancies. Although it is rare, it appears to be more common in preterm births. It can cause a blood infection in the mother and may lead to preterm birth.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: kō′rē-ō-am′nē-ō-nī′tis Definitions: 1. Infection involving the chorion, amnion, and amniotic fluid; usually the placental villi and decidua are also involved.
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Chorioamnionitis is an inflammation of the fetal membranes (amnion and chorion) due to a bacterial infection. It typically results from bacteria ascending into the uterus from the vagina and is most often associated with prolonged labor. The risk of developing chorioamnionitis increases with each vaginal examination that is performed in the final
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Inflammation of the membrane
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