Fraction of stillbirths caused by maternal or fetal infections

Range 10 - 25 % of stillbirths
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Cools P. The role of Escherichia coli in reproductive health: state of the art. Res Microbiol. 2017 Feb 24. pii: S0923-2508(17)30037-2. doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2017.02.002. p.2 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID28242352
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Comments P.2 left column bottom paragraph: "Although, in 12–50% of cases, no evident cause of death can be determined, maternal or fetal infections cause 10–25% of stillbirths, a percentage that is likely to be underestimated [primary sources]. Infection is more clearly associated with early stillbirth (22–28 weeks) than with late stillbirth (after 28 weeks) [ref 42]."
Entered by Uri M
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