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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.
Additional recommended knowledge
The amniotic sac consists of two membranes:
Chorioamnionitis is an inflammation of the chorion and amnion. It is usually caused by a bacterial infection.
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