International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Obstetrics and Gynecology | India | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023


A Study on the Relationship between High Vaginal Swab Culture and Fetomaternal Outcome in Prelabour Rupture of Membranes at Term

Preetha .N | Laviniya .N


Abstract: Background: Premature rupture of membranes is an enigmatic condition associated with high risk of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. It is the spontaneous rupture of chorioamnion before the onset of uterine contractions. Aim of the Study: To study the relationship between high vaginal swab culture and fetomaternal outcome in prelabour rupture of membranes at Term. Methods: A Prospective study which included antenatal mothers admitted at term with diagnosis of PROM in Govt RSRM lying in hospital from June 2021 to May 2022 which included around 200 antenatal mothers. In this study, PROM delivery interval, Induction delivery interval, mode of delivery, High vaginal swab culture and sensitivity, signs of chorioamnionitis, Apgar score at birth and 5 minutes, Birth weight, CRP are noted. Results: Majority of PROM falls under low socioeconomic status. Febrile morbidity in mother, perinatal morbidity, rate of cesarean section is increased in women with PROM. Conclusion: Early recognition of genital tract infection should be done and treated appropriately. Women should be educated about the possibility of PROM and the need to report at the earliest. A combined effort of obstetrician and neonatologist is necessary to reduce the perinatal morbidity and mortality.


Keywords: PROM, Vaginal swab, Perinatal morbidity, Labour outcome, Infection


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,


Pages: 795 - 797


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