Transabdominal collection of amniotic fluid “sludge” and identification of Candida albicans intra-amniotic infection Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract A G3P2 patient who conceived while using an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) presented at 20 weeks of gestation with mild irregular uterine contractions and vaginal bleeding. Sonographic examination at admission showed the presence of dense amniotic fluid “sludge” and a long sonographic uterine cervix (42 mm). To assess the microbiologic significance of amniotic fluid “sludge”, we performed a transabdominal amniocentesis. The procedure was performed under real-time ultrasound, and fluid resembling pus at gross …

publication date

  • May 2, 2017