Maternal serum procalcitonin levels in prediction of chorioamnionitis in women with preterm premature rupture of membranes


Bakar R. Z. , Koroglu N., Turkgeldi L. S. , TOLA E. N. , Cetin B. A. , Gedikbasi A.

ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, vol.17, no.3, pp.694-699, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/aoms.2019.86191
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.694-699
  • Keywords: preterm premature rupture of membranes, chorioamnionitis, procalcitonin, C-reactive protein, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, INTRAAMNIOTIC INFECTION

Abstract

Introduction: Chorioamnionitis is one of the most important maternal complications in the expectant management of patients with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM). Procalcitonin (proCT), the precursor of the hormone calcitonin, is used to differentiate bacterial infections from non-bacterial ones. The objective of the study was to determine the efficacy of maternal serum procalcitonin levels in the early prediction of chorioamnionitis in women with PPROM.