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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038


LUGONES BOTELL, Miguel  and  RAMIREZ BERMUDEZ, Marieta. Premature membrane rupture, interesting features for a primary health care. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.4, pp.682-693. ISSN 0864-2125.

A review on the features related to premature rupture ovular membranes was carried out, which is essential because it is a interesting subject and with a high mortality and morbidity rate in the development of a normal pregnancy in any of its stages, mainly before its term. There are significant features on the membrane's composition, its classification, as well as the physiopathologic basis and its etiology, emphasizing on the significance of cervicovaginal infections and thus in the need of a appropriate prevention in that sense, without disregard of other features that also have its influence including the intercourses and other complications own of pregnancy (twinning, pregnancy bleeding, defective presentations, polyhydramnios, smoking, etc.) Also are emphasized the complications that may to occur for fetus and for the mother as well as the need of a appropriate prevention which may to be achieved mainly with the proper follow-up of pregnant at the primary health level.

Keywords : Ovular membranes; rupture; infection.

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