Chorioamnionitis also known as intra-amniotic infection affects the fetal membranes due to inflammation leading to a bacterial infection. This condition typically results from bacteria ascending from the uterus to the vagina. It usually occurs when labor is prolonged.
Chorioamnionitis is a complication of pregnancy caused by bacterial infection of the fetal amnion and chorion membranes.
This condition usually occurs during the second and third trimester, but it can also occur during the first trimester.
The leading causes are E. coli, Group B streptococci, and other anaerobic bacteria. The main triggering factors of intra-amniotic infection are premature rupture of membrane (PROM).
This condition can also occur in women who have been exposed to prolonged labor due to the uterus and vagina remain exposed to each other.
During the later stages of pregnancy if you’re experiencing any signs of fever, vaginal discharge, and increased heart rate the doctor might diagnose Chorioamnionitis. The doctor might also examine your medical history.
If you have bacterial infection making sure to contact your physician
The doctor will base any type of treatment depending on the severity of the condition.
The doctor determines the outcome base on the severity of the infection and the duration. If you're diagnosed with the condition later in pregnancy, the risk of life threating conditions is less.
Fetal Or Newborn Complications
This condition occurs in around 2% of births in the United States.
ICD 9 code for chorioamnionitis is 658.4.
ICD-10 code for chorioamnionitis is O41.1
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