A 29-year-old female asked:
lost baby at 16 wks due to chorioamnionitis. what are my chances of getting this again? will i need to see specialists if i want another one?
1 doctor answer
Dr. David Lipkin answered
51 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 pregnancy. The question of a possible genetic predisposition to C is being studied. No special treatment is given for pregnant women with a prior history of C, but the Dr. must be vigilant for any signs of infection .
Answered on May 1, 2015
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