Obstet Gynecol 2019 12;134(6):1187-1196
University of Utah Health Sciences, Salt Lake City, and Intermountain Health Care, Murray, Utah; RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; the University of Virginia Healthcare, Charlottesville, Virginia; the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas; Columbia University, New York, New York; the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas; Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas; and Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.
Objective: To better characterize infection-related stillbirth in terms of pathogenesis and microbiology.
Methods: We conducted a secondary analysis of 512 stillbirths in a prospective, multisite, geographically, racially and ethnically diverse, population-based study of stillbirth in the United States. Cases underwent evaluation that included maternal interview, chart abstraction, biospecimen collection, fetal autopsy, and placental pathology. Read More