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Small thymus in very low birth weight infants born to mothers with subclinical chorioamnionitis

Authors
Journal
The Journal of Pediatrics
0022-3476
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
135
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0022-3476(99)70140-x
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Chorioamnionitis, a major cause of preterm birth with significant neonatal morbidity and mortality, frequently occurs in mothers who are free of symptoms. A combined clinical, radiologic, and pathologic study of 129 very low birth weight infants indicated a significant association between a markedly decreased thymic size at birth and subclinical chorioamnionitis. (J Pediatr 1999;135:384-6)

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