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Antibiotics After Preterm Premature Rupture of the Membranes

SINGH, KATHERINE MD; MERCER, BRIAN MD

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: June 2011 - Volume 54 - Issue 2 - p 344–350
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e318217ec5d
Preterm Premature Rupture Of The Membranes

Preterm premature rupture of the membranes remains a common cause of preterm deliveries and neonatal morbidities. The goal of this study is to review the evidence with regard to the antibiotic treatment after preterm premature rupture of the membranes, long-term outcomes related to antibiotic treatment, and possible complications with treatment. Future research goals are also discussed.

MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Correspondence: Katherine Singh, MD, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH. e-mail: kasingh@metrohealth.org

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.