Vaginal colonization by Escherichia coli as a risk factor for very low birth weight delivery and other perinatal complications.
This study evaluated the relationship of vaginal Escherichia coli colonization to birth weight<1500 g and other perinatal complications in a cross-sectional study of 2646 women at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, between October 1992 and January 1995.
Vaginal E. coli colonization was more strongly associated with delivery at<34 weeks (relative risk [RR], 1.7 ; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.3-2.3) and very low birth weight (RR, 1.9 ; 95% CI, 1.3-2.7) than with prematurity between 34 and 36 weeks or low birth weight.
Heavy growth of E. coli had a higher risk of very low birth weight than light growth (RR, 2.4 ; 95% Cl, 1.0-6.2).
It may be important to screen and treat pregnant women for genital tract colonization with E. coli during prenatal care.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vaginite, Escherichia coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Bactérie, Facteur risque, Poids naissance très faible, Dépistage, Stratégie, Prévention, Etude statistique, Homme, Femelle, Prématuré, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Vagin pathologie, Gestation pathologie, Nouveau né pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Vaginitis, Escherichia coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Bacteria, Risk factor, Very low birthweight, Medical screening, Strategy, Prevention, Statistical study, Human, Female, Premature, Female genital diseases, Vaginal diseases, Pregnancy disorders, Newborn diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0237257
Code Inist : 002B05B02H. Création : 11/06/1997.