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The vaginal microbiota of pregnant women who subsequently have spontaneous preterm labor and delivery and those with a normal delivery at term

Roberto Romero*, Sonia S Hassan, Pawel Gajer*, Adi L Tarca, Douglas W Fadrosh, Janine Bieda, Piya Chaemsaithong, Jezid Miranda, Tinnakorn Chaiworapongsa and Jacques Ravel

Microbiome 2014, 2:18  doi:10.1186/2049-2618-2-18

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systemic rather than local dysbiosis

Christopher Griffin   (2014-07-09 04:53)  University of Western Australia email

I have always thought that the vertical i.e. through the cervical canal bacterial transmission was too simplistic to cover the onset of preterm labour.

This paper has certainly thrown light on the subject.

Was any data collected on the gastrointestinal microbiome please?

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