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ARGILAGOS CASASAYAS, Grisell et al. Chorioamnionitis risk factors. MEDISAN [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.5, pp.643-649. ISSN 1029-3019.

A case-control study of 96 pregnant women (48 in each group) who delivered at ¨Tamara Bunke Bider¨ Teaching Gynecobstetric Hospital from Santiago de Cuba was carried out during the biennium 2008-2009, in order to determine some clinical-epidemiological factors that influence in the chorioamnionitis onset. All pregnant women with 28 gestation weeks or more were included in the research. Non-parametric chi-square test, percentage method, and proportions were used to validate the results. Determinant factors of the occurrence of the infectious process in the case material were as follows: maternal malnutrition by default (in 26,8 %), multiple vaginal examination (more than 3 in 15,5 %), pregnancy-associated genital infections (in 74,2 %), and membrane rupture time and labor initiation after 24 hours (in 22,7 %).

Keywords : pregnant woman; chorioamnionitis; maternal malnutrition by default; genital infection; membrane rupture; labor; maternal hospital.

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