Early gestational bleeding, bacterial vaginosis and infections of the lower reproductive tract increase risks of preterm birth

French, J. I.; McGregor, J. A.; Parker, R.; Draper, D.; McFee, J.
December 1997
International Journal of STD & AIDS;Dec1997 Supplement 1, Vol. 8, p30
Academic Journal
The article examines the possible associations between bacterial vaginosis (BV), prevalent infections of the lower genital tract and clinically recognized first-trimester bleeding in pregnant women. Outcome of the study revealed early gestational bleeding to be caused by infection of the reproductive tract at implantation or ascending early in pregnancy. Women with BV and other prevalent infections who experienced early bleeding had an increased risk for preterm birth.


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