Amniotic fluid interleukin-1 beta and interleukin-6, but not interleukin-8 correlate with microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity in preterm labor
Marconi, Camila × de Andrade Ramos, Bruna Ribeiro Peraçoli, José Carlos Donders, Gilbert da Silva, Márcia Guimarães #
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc
American Journal of Reproductive Immunology vol:65 issue:6 pages:549-56
We compared the frequency of intra-amniotic infection in preterm labor (PL) with women not in labor, and correlated infection with amniotic fluid (AF) cytokines. Detailed identification of species, especially mycoplasmata, was tried to improve our understanding of the pathogenesis of PL.