Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care ISSN: 2325-9795

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Short Communication, J Womens Health Issues Care Vol: 6 Issue: 2

Is the Use of Antibiotics Useful in Patients with Preterm Birth Symptoms and Intact Membranes?

Alfredo Ovalle*, Ilia Ravello and Valentina Chacón

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Neonatology, Hospital Clínico SanBorja Arriarán, University of Chile, Chile

Corresponding author : Alfredo Ovalle
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Neonatology Hospital Clínico San Borja Arriarán University of Chile, Chile
E-mail: [email protected]

Received: November 18, 2016 Accepted: February 08, 2017 Published: February 13, 2017

Citation: Ovalle A, Ravello I, Chacón V (2017) Is the Use of Antibiotics Useful in Patients with Preterm Birth Symptoms and Intact Membranes?. J Womens Health, Issues Care 6:2. doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000265


Preterm birth is the main contributor to perinatal morbidity/mortality and high costs associated to stays in neonatal intensive care units. Its frequency has increased especially by ascending bacterial infection. Antibiotic treatment in preterm birth symptoms with intact membranes has not shown benefits and associated to its use is the neurological disabilities found in children whose mothers received antibiotics. However another study showed benefits of the treatment with antibiotics in patients with endocervical inflammation, but without microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity. Further studies are needed to clarify the benefit of antibiotics in preterm birth with intact membranes with these conditions.

Keywords: Preterm birth; Antibiotics; Intact membranes

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