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Chorioamnionitis Also known as intra-amniotic infection, chorioamnionitis is an inflammation of the membranes and chorion of the placenta, due to a bacterial infection. It typically results from bacteria ascending into the uterus from the vagina and is associated with longer duration of membrane rupture and/or prolonged labour. Signs and symptoms include: Maternal fever (intrapartum temperature […]

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