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Fetal Death from Chlamydial Infection Across Intact Amniotic Membranes

Citation

Thorp, John M., Jr.; Katz, Vern L.; Fowler, L. J.; Kurtzman, James T.; & Bowes, Watson A., Jr. (1989). Fetal Death from Chlamydial Infection Across Intact Amniotic Membranes. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 161(5), 1245-1246.

Abstract

We report a case of a fetal death at 34 weeks' gestation with intact membranes. An autopsy confirmed intrauterine pneumonia as a result of Chlamydia trachomatis. Staining of the lung tissue with a direct fluorescein-conjugated Chlamydia-specific monoclonal antibody assay revealed a pattern typical of a Chlamydia trachomatis infection. This case supports the thesis that Chlamydia crosses fetal membranes and produces disease.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0002-9378(89)90675-3

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

1989

Journal Title

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Author(s)

Thorp, John M., Jr.
Katz, Vern L.
Fowler, L. J.
Kurtzman, James T.
Bowes, Watson A., Jr.