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does clindamicin help with chorioamnionitis

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Two diff issues: Chorio is an infection that requires therapeutic antibiotics (amp+gent is a typical regimen; clinda is sometimes added) pprom is different- antibioti ... Read More
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Dr. Phillip Shubert
36 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Neither : Chorioamnoinitis is an infection that involves bacteria in the fluid and the placenta/membranes. Treatment for chorio is typically delivery. Antibio ... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Chorioamnionitis...: ...Is a bacterial infection of the "water" in which the baby is immersed during gestation. Because this "water" goes all through the lungs and the GI ... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
27 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: "chorio" is an infection in the membranes surrounding the baby, usually near delivery. Mom will often run a fever. This does increase the risk of infe ... Read More
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
33 years experience Pediatrics
Infection: Infection than can be severe in a newborn that does not have good defenses.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Cultures: Blood, amniotic fluid and cervical cultures are useful to determine intraamniotic infection, however clinical criteria are sufficient to clinch the di ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
48 years experience Neonatology
Not sure: Chorioamnionitis occurs in 1-4% of deliveries. I take care of infants born to mothers with this condition and give them antibiotics for at least 2 da ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Chorioamnionitis(C) occurs in 0.5%-10% of all births. Women who have had C previously are at twice the normal risk of having it again in a subsequent ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: Chorioamnionitis usually occurs in labor but yes it can occur before. Typically the longer you're on labor with your water broken the higher the risk ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Perhaps: A CBC could show an elevated white blood cell count, which could be concerning for an infection. Though typically, an infected infant will have either ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Aeby
Dr. Tod Aeby answered
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very unlikely: Unless you are bleeding at this point in the pregnancy (or if you got pregnant with an intrauterine device in place), it is very unlikely that you wou ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The two are not related at all. Hpv for the most part is confined to the squamous cells on the outermost portion of your cervix, of your vagina, vulv ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely : Chorioamnionitis is usually an acute event that does not recur. If this has happened to your twice then that is rare and should be evaluated. I would ... Read More

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