Neonatal Infection among Women with Prior Premature Labor
Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OJOG)
p < 0.05.
Results: Fifty two mother-infant couples were recruited. Of these 19 neonates
were infected (prevalence of 36.5%). Mean age, gestational age and birth weight
were 30.19 ± 5.32 years, 37.2 ± 2 weeks and 2638 ± 588 g, respectively.
Infected neonates had their gestational age and birth weight significantly
lower whilst proportion of ANICU higher than that on non infected. Prematurity,
PROM, UGI, prior cerclage and MSAF were significantly more frequent in couples
with neonatal infection. Prematurity, birth weight <2500 g and UGI were
found to enhance the risk by 3 to 4 times. Conclusion: The prevalence of
neonatal infection was very high. Prematurity, birth weight <2500 g and maternal
UGI were found to enhance the risk by 3 to 4 times.