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Do Bacteria Cause Premature Birth?

Do Bacteria Cause Premature Birth?



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According to the latest research, it is possible that one of the main causes of premature birth, the premature delivery of amniotic fluid, is caused by the proliferation of certain bacteria.

According to an American study published in PLOS ONE, certain bacteria can cause the fetal membranes to become thinner, leading to their cracking. Early rupture of the fetal membrane causes about one third of premature babies. The fetal membrane that surrounds the fetus usually bursts at the onset of ovulation. If the mother's amniotic fluid is draining before the baby is able to fill the time, we will talk to your doctor about the premature fetal laceration (PROM). If this happens early, before the start of the concussions, you can sometimes - but not necessarily in all cases - opt for premature birth.

Bacteria can cause premature birth (Photo: Europress)


Researchers at the Duke University Medical Faculty have detected large amounts of bacteria in the area where the fetal membrane ruptures, which is associated with thinning of the heart. If bacteria are the cause, not the consequences, of premature fetal rupture, researchers say, this can lead to new treatments and screening tests for high-risk women.
Duke researchers examined 48 samples of the most recently born female fetus. Women were among PROM's, and for other reasons, were premature babies and mother-to-be. The results showed that bacteria were present in each fetal membrane, but the more bacteria were detected, the thinner the fetus was, especially in women with premature fetal epithelium.