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Premature rupture of membranes in HIV infected women

Authors:

Meena Anshul Khatri ,

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, Sawangi, Wardha, IN
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Sunetra Anil Inamdar

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, Sawangi, Wardha, IN
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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the outcome of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected women whose pregnancies were complicated by premature rupture of membranes.

Methods: Retrospective study conducted from January 2003 to December 2010. All HIV positive pregnant women with premature rupture of membranes (PROM) were reviewed for vertical transmission of HIV.

Results: Of 17040 pregnant women screened for HIV infection, 67 detected HIV positive, giving a prevalence rate of 0.39%. Of 67 HIV infected women 17 pregnancies were complicated by PROM. Nine women received anti-retroviral (ARV) prophylaxis during antepartum period and three cases of vertical transmission were detected (17.6%).

Conclusion: Our limited study suggested, antepartum antiretroviral therapy can result in a significant decline of vertical transmission. Therefore expectant management may be offered to those patients who are on ARVs and develop preterm premature rupture of membranes.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v33i4.4802

Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2011; 33: 150-153

How to Cite: Khatri, M.A. & Inamdar, S.A., (2012). Premature rupture of membranes in HIV infected women. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 33(4), pp.150–153. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v33i4.4802
Published on 25 Oct 2012.
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