Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Perspective Volume 2 Issue 2

Global Prevalence and Neonatal Outcome of PPROM in Sub-saharan Africa

Matthew Anyanwu1-3*

1Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH), Banjul, Gambia
2School of Medical and Allied Health Sciences, University of The Gambia, Gambia
3College of Medicine, American International University, West Africa

*Corresponding Author: Matthew Anyanwu, Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH), Banjul, Gambia.

Received: December 26, 2019; Published: January 09, 2020


  The global prevalence of preterm prelabour rupture of membranes (PPROM) of 1%–3% of all pregnancies, has been reported by Biniyam., et al. with associated significant maternal, fetal and neonatal risks. However, some other scholars working in India, Pakistan and Uganda have higher prevalence of 7.72%, 9.6% and 12.1% respectively. This increasing trend of prevalence of PPROM is noted with passionate interest in recent times as this is one major obstetrics factor that have been found to correlate with adverse pregnancy outcome. It remains a critically important clinical and public health problem. Admissions into neonatal intensive units have increased and remained ever busy. The majority of the admissions were due to prematurity and PPROM causes around 25-30% of all preterm deliveries and is the leading identifiable cause of preterm deliveries.





Citation: Matthew Anyanwu. “Global Prevalence and Neonatal Outcome of PPROM in Sub-saharan Africa”. Acta Scientific Women's Health 2.2 (2020): 37.


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