To study the maternal outcome in patients with premature rupture of membranes in view of chorioamnionitis, vaginal/operative delivery, puerperial sepsis & to study the perinatal outcome in patients with premature rupture of membranes in view of septicemia & complications of prematurity
Methods: This is a prospective study of 200 women with PROM from July 2005 to july 2007 done in a hospital in Mysore. The effect of PROM on maternal and perinatal outcome was studied and the results were analysed by employing parameters like mean, standard deviation, chi square test.
Results: The mode of delivery was not statistically significant. Most common cause of maternal morbidity was chorioamnionitis (14.5%). There was no maternal mortality in this study. Perinatal mortality was 4% in the study. Most common cause of perinatal morbidity was septicemia (11.9%), respiratory distress syndrome (10.4%). The organism found in the amniotic fluid culture was polymicrobial.
Conclusion: PROM was associated with high occurrence of maternal morbidity and perintal morbidity and mortality.