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ICD-10 O41.1, P02.7
ICD-9 658.4, 762.7
eMedicine ped/89 

Chorioamnionitis is an inflammatory condition of pregnancy affecting the uterus. According to a 2000 report by Dr Yvonne W. Wu, a pediatric neurologist at the University of California in San Francisco, chorioamnionitis is a risk factor for periventricular leukomalacia and cerebral palsy in newborns.[1]

The amniotic sac consists of two membranes:

Chorioamnionitis is an inflammation of the chorion and amnion. It is usually caused by a bacterial infection.

See also


  1. ^ Wu YW, Colford JM (2000). "Chorioamnionitis as a risk factor for cerebral palsy: A meta-analysis". JAMA 284 (11): 1417–24. PMID 10989405.

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