Although the etiology of preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) is probably multifactorial, recent literature has indicated that infectious processes may play an important role. The management of PPROM is still controversial, requiring individualization of care for each patient. Expectant management is increasingly advocated. The role of adjuvant therapies using antibiotics, ateroids, and tocolytic agents remains to be definitively determined. The following review article addresses recent litera ture involving the PPROM patient.
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