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Does ureaplasma cause birth defects?

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics
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In brief: Ureaplasma

Ureaplasma infection is associated with premature births as well as spontaneous abortions.
During birth the organism can also infect the newborn and cause meningitis, pneumonia or septicemia (blood infection).

In brief: Ureaplasma

Ureaplasma infection is associated with premature births as well as spontaneous abortions.
During birth the organism can also infect the newborn and cause meningitis, pneumonia or septicemia (blood infection).
Dr. Melissa Gowans
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not necessarily.

Ureaplasman Urealyticum is associated more with increased risk of preterm labor and delivery, higher risk of fetal and maternal inflammation, and increased risk of intraventricular hemorrhage-not early neonatal death or birth defects per se.

In brief: Not necessarily.

Ureaplasman Urealyticum is associated more with increased risk of preterm labor and delivery, higher risk of fetal and maternal inflammation, and increased risk of intraventricular hemorrhage-not early neonatal death or birth defects per se.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Ureaplasma

Yes ureaplasma can cause birth defects

In brief: Ureaplasma

Yes ureaplasma can cause birth defects
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: Yes, ...

Direct and indierect evidences of infection with ureaplasma urolyticum suggests its detrimental fetal impacts may include abortion, premature delivery, fetal death, stillbirth, low birth weight, intrauterine fetal development retardation, fetal deformity, mental development disorder, neonatal diseases, etc.
More detail? Ask your gyn-doc timely.

In brief: Yes, ...

Direct and indierect evidences of infection with ureaplasma urolyticum suggests its detrimental fetal impacts may include abortion, premature delivery, fetal death, stillbirth, low birth weight, intrauterine fetal development retardation, fetal deformity, mental development disorder, neonatal diseases, etc.
More detail? Ask your gyn-doc timely.
Dr. James Lin
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Dr. Mary David
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No

It is an infection that should be treated but it does not normally cause birth defects.

In brief: No

It is an infection that should be treated but it does not normally cause birth defects.
Dr. Mary David
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