Candida albicans chorioamnionitis associated with preterm labor and sudden intrauterine demise of one twin: A case report

Ulrike Friebe-Hoffmann, David P. Bender, Cynthia J. Sims, Phillip N. Rauk

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Although cervicovaginal Candida infections occur in 20-25% of pregnancies, the incidence of ascending infection in these cases is only 0.8%, and such infection rarely causes chorioamnionitis. CASE: Sudden intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD) of twin A occurred in a diabetic primigravida presenting with a twin pregnancy and preterm labor at 33 weeks of gestation. Placental pathology and autopsy of the stillborn twin revealed extensive chorioamnionitis and fetal sepsis in the presence of Candida albicans. Twin B was unaffected. CONCLUSION: In this case, C albicans chorioamnionitis seemed to be associated with sudden IUFD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-356
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume45
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 15 2000

Keywords

  • Candidiasis
  • Chorioanmionitis
  • Intrauterine fetal demise
  • Pregnancy complications, infectious

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