What is the morbidity of untreated upper urinary tract infection (UTI) during pregnancy?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Raisa O Platte, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Untreated upper UTIs are associated with low birth weight, prematurity, premature labor, hypertension, preeclampsia, maternal anemia, and amnionitis. [16] A retrospective population-based study by Mazor-Dray et al showed that UTI during pregnancy is independently associated with intrauterine growth restriction, preeclampsia, preterm delivery, and cesarean delivery. [13] A prospective cohort study of pregnant patients also suggested an association between maternal UTI and childhood asthma. [15]


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