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How do you define premature prolonged rupture of membranes?
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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
In brief: 2 definitions
Premature rupture of membranes is defined when membranes rupture before labor starts.
Prolonged rupture occurs when they rupture 24 hrs before the baby is born.

In brief: 2 definitions
Premature rupture of membranes is defined when membranes rupture before labor starts.
Prolonged rupture occurs when they rupture 24 hrs before the baby is born.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: PPROM
Premature means less than term. So the gestational age of the pregnancy would be less than 37 weeks.
Prolonged refers to the period from ruptured membranes until labor occurs. This is called the latent period and varies with gestational age. Generally, prolonged would be more than 24 hours.

In brief: PPROM
Premature means less than term. So the gestational age of the pregnancy would be less than 37 weeks.
Prolonged refers to the period from ruptured membranes until labor occurs. This is called the latent period and varies with gestational age. Generally, prolonged would be more than 24 hours.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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