Journal article

Placental histopathology in preterm birth with confirmed maternal infection: A systematic literature review

Aung Myat Min, Makoto Saito, Julie A Simpson, Stephen H Kennedy, Francois H Nosten, Rose McGready

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2021

Abstract

Four in five neonatal deaths of preterm births occur in low and middle income countries and placental histopathology examination can help clarify the pathogenesis. Infection is known to play a significant role in preterm birth. The aim of this systematic review is to explore the association between placental histopathological abnormality and preterm birth in the presence of confirmed infection. PubMed/Medline, Scopus, Web of Science and Embase were searched using the keywords related to preterm birth, placental histopathology and infection. Titles and abstracts were screened and the full texts of eligible articles were reviewed to extract and summarise data. Of 1529 articles, only 23 studies..

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