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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/aoms.2019.86191
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.694-699
  • Keywords: preterm premature rupture of membranes, chorioamnionitis, procalcitonin, C-reactive protein, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, INTRAAMNIOTIC INFECTION
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


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.