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Identifying infection in women with preterm prelabour rupture of membranes (P-PROM):- What is the diagnostic accuracy of serial C-reactive protein testing to identify chorioamnionitis in women with P-PROM?

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Why this is important:- Identifying infection in women with P-PROM is needed to provide best practice care. Early diagnosis of infection allows consideration of therapeutic strategies (including antibiotics and/or early birth). Effective treatment of infection is particularly important given that sepsis is a common direct cause of maternal death. There is currently limited evidence that serial C-reactive protein testing might be useful, but the Committee is aware that this strategy is in common practice.
Evidence from diagnostic studies is needed about the accuracy of serial C-reactive protein testing for identifying chorioamnionitis, which is one of the most common and serious infective complications of P-PROM.

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Comes from guidance
Preterm labour and birth
Date issued
November 2015

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Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 30/11/2015