oa South African Medical Journal - Premature rupture of the membranes

Volume 45, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A total of 554 cases in which membrane rupture occurred prematurely at Queen Victoria Maternity Hospital, Johannesburg during a 3.5-year period is analysed in 4 groups according to birth weight, to elucidate which factor-prematurity or intra-uterine infection-carries the greater risk to the foetus.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error