Chorioamnionitis Questions & Answers

Updated: May 08, 2018
  • Author: Fayez M Bany-Mohammed, MD; Chief Editor: Ted Rosenkrantz, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

Which procedures are used to evaluate suspected chorioamnionitis?

What is chorioamnionitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of chorioamnionitis?

What are the diagnostic features of chorioamnionitis?

Which exam findings are associated with sepsis in the neonate of a mother with chorioamnionitis?

Which lab studies are used in the diagnosis of chorioamnionitis?

Which lab studies are indicated in febrile pregnant women with suspected chorioamnionitis?

Which lab studies evaluate amniotic fluid and urogenital secretions in the workup of chorioamnionitis?

Which lab studies are indicated in early-onset neonatal sepsis in chorioamnionitis?

Which imaging studies are indicated in the diagnosis of chorioamnionitis?

Which therapeutic measures are indicated in the management of chorioamnionitis?

Which antibiotics are used in the treatment of chorioamnionitis?

What supportive care measures are used in the treatments of chorioamnionitis?

When is Cesarean section indicated in chorioamnionitis?

How does intraamniotic infection (chorioamnionitis) during pregnancy affect the fetus and newborn?

What is the pathophysiology of chorioamnionitis?

What causes chorioamnionitis?

Which perinatal events are associated with chorioamnionitis?

Which features of labor and delivery are associated with chorioamnionitis?

How common is chorioamnionitis in the US?

What is the international prevalence of chorioamnionitis?

What are the demographics of chorioamnionitis?

What are the maternal sequelae of chorioamnionitis?

What are the neonatal sequelae of chorioamnionitis?

What is the neonatal mortality and morbidity of chorioamnionitis?

What patient education information should be provided to parents and caregivers of infants affected by chorioamnionitis?

Presentation

What are the clinical signs and symptoms of chorioamnionitis?

What is the clinical history of chorioamnionitis?

What are the clinical signs and symptoms of chorioamnionitis?

Which exam findings are associated with sepsis in chorioamnionitis?

What are the physical findings in chorioamnionitis?

What are the exam findings in suspected sepsis in the neonate of a mother with chorioamnionitis?

What are the findings in fetuses and neonates with infection due to chorioamnionitis?

Which conditions resemble neonatal sepsis associated with chorioamnionitis?

DDX

What are the maternal clinical signs and symptoms in patients with chorioamnionitis?

What are the diagnostic considerations in chorioamnionitis?

What is the relationship between epidural anesthesia and chorioamnionitis?

What are the diagnostic considerations of urogenital infections in patients with chorioamnionitis?

What other conditions should be considered in patients with suspected chorioamnionitis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Chorioamnionitis?

Workup

How is chorioamnionitis diagnosed?

Which lab studies on amniotic fluid and urogenital secretions are indicated in the diagnosis of chorioamnionitis?

What is the role of GBS screening in the workup of chorioamnionitis?

Which maternal blood studies are indicated in the workup of chorioamnionitis?

Which lab studies are indicated in neonates of mothers with chorioamnionitis?

What is the role of serum lab studies in the workup of neonates with suspected sepsis due to chorioamnionitis?

Which imaging studies are used in the workup of chorioamnionitis?

Which procedures are used to confirm a diagnosis of chorioamnionitis?

What are the histologic findings in chorioamnionitis?

How is the severity of chorioamnionitis determined?

Treatment

When is transfer indicated in neonates with infection associated with chorioamnionitis?

What are hospitalization and discharge considerations for neonates exposed to chorioamnionitis?

Which antibiotics are used in the treatment of neonates exposed to chorioamnionitis?

When is surgery indicated in the treatment of neonates exposed to chorioamnionitis?

What is the approach to medical treatment of suspected chorioamnionitis?

What are the approach considerations of obstetric management and neonatal care in the treatment of suspected chorioamnionitis?

Which agents are used in the treatment of chorioamnionitis and related neonatal infection?

What is the role of immunotherapy in the treatment of neonatal infections due to chorioamnionitis?

How is a multidisciplinary approach essential to the successful treatment of chorioamnionitis and related neonatal infections?

Which specialist consultations are indicated in the treatment of neonatal infections due to chorioamnionitis?

What are the dietary recommendations for neonates exposed to chorioamnionitis?

What are preventive measures in chorioamnionitis?

Guidelines

What are the CDC guidelines on the prevention and management of maternal chorioamnionitis?

Medications

What is the standard drug treatment in the mother with chorioamnionitis?

Which antibiotics are used for treatment of chorioamnionitis?

What is the management approach to sepsis in neonates associated with maternal chorioamnionitis?

Which variables of neonatal management influence survival after initial stabilization in maternal chorioamnionitis?

Which respiratory support measures are indicated in the treatment of neonatal early-onset sepsis associated with maternal chorioamnionitis?

How is immunotherapy used in the treatment of early-onset sepsis (EOS) in neonates of mothers with chorioamnionitis?

What is the role of antibiotic therapy in the treatment of neonatal early-onset bacterial infection associated with maternal chorioamnionitis?

What are the antibiotic protocols for neonatal infection associated with chorioamnionitis?

How long are antibiotics indicated for the treatment of neonatal infection related to chorioamnionitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotic Agents are used in the treatment of Chorioamnionitis?