Chorioamnionitis ‘ups risk of neurological disorders’ in offspring

The maternal infection is largely driven by preterm delivery, researchers say
Fetus in womb

A link between in-utero exposure to chorioamnionitis and neurodevelopmental disorders has been confirmed by a population-based study involving more than two million children.

The findings underline the importance of early detection and treatment of intra-amniotic infections during pregnancy, Swedish researchers say.