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Are there official recommendations for treating amniotic infection?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Usually delivery
An amniotic infection will most often result in spontaneous labor and delivery.
When labor does not happen spontaneouly, the usual management is to induce labor or proceed with a cesarean delivery, if cesarean delivery is indicated. In either case (labor or cesarean), antibiotics would be initiated and very likely continued well after delivery for both the mom and the baby.

In brief: Usually delivery
An amniotic infection will most often result in spontaneous labor and delivery.
When labor does not happen spontaneouly, the usual management is to induce labor or proceed with a cesarean delivery, if cesarean delivery is indicated. In either case (labor or cesarean), antibiotics would be initiated and very likely continued well after delivery for both the mom and the baby.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
There is really only one condition where intraamniotic infection can be treated without delivery, which is listeriosis. In other infections delivery is going to be necessary in the nearish future. One may use antibiotics for a short period of time, but typically this is enroute to delivery.
Dr. Ronald De la Pena
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Abtx & delivery
The mainstay of care is antibiotics and delivery.
Early treatment will reduce the risk of advancement of the infection to baby and mom. Cesarean delivery will not improve the care, and the route of delivery should be determined by other obstetrical factors.

In brief: Abtx & delivery
The mainstay of care is antibiotics and delivery.
Early treatment will reduce the risk of advancement of the infection to baby and mom. Cesarean delivery will not improve the care, and the route of delivery should be determined by other obstetrical factors.
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