- Premature Rupture of Membranes.
- Prolonged rupture of membranes.
- Prolonged labor.
- Multiple intrapartum vaginal exams.
- Internal monitoring.
- Urinary tract infection.
- Increased heart rate in both the mother and the fetus.
- Tender uterus.
- Smelly discharge from the vagina.
- Maternal leukocytosis (an increased number of white blood cells in the mother's blood).
- Bacteria, white cells, and low amounts of glucose in amniotic fluid (determined by amniocentesis).
- Amniocentesis—A needle is inserted through the mother's abdomen to get a sample of amniotic fluid, which is tested for bacteria, inflammatory cells, and glucose levels.In more severely ill patients, uterine tenderness and discolored, foul-smelling amniotic fluid (another indication of infection) may be present.
- Laboratory confirmation of a chorioamnionitis diagnosis is not routinely necessary in term patients who are progressing to delivery. However, if you are in preterm labor, an amniocentesis may be necessary. If the amniotic fluid has a low concentration of glucose and a high concentration of white blood cells and bacteria, the diagnosis is confirmed.
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