Pentraxin 3 in plasma and vaginal fluid in women with preterm delivery

F. Assi, R. Fruscio, C. Bonardi, A. Ghidini, P. Allavena, A. Mantovani, A. Locatelli

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Objective: To investigate the role of pentraxin 3 (PTX3), an acute-phase protein produced by cells of innate immunity in response to inflammatory signals, in spontaneous preterm delivery (PTD). Design: Cohort study. Setting: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Milano-Bicocca. Population: Forty-six pregnant women with preterm rupture of membranes (n = 33) or preterm labour with intact membranes (n = 13) delivering at

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-147
Number of pages5
JournalBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007


  • Intrauterine infection
  • Preterm labor
  • PROM
  • PTX3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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