- Chorioamnionitis is the infection of the chorion and the amnion that surround the fetus.
- This 2D animation demonstrates the mechanism of chorioamnionitis, showing how bacteria can ascend up the maternal urogenital tract, move into the uterus, and infect the fetal membranes. The bacteria then enter the amniotic fluid where they can infect the fetus as well.
- This animation also outlines the fetal and maternal immune responses. This allows the viewer to understand placental and cord pathology findings as well as maternal and fetal symptoms. It specifically shows how the fetal inflammatory response can result in fetal brain injury.
- Chorioamnionitis can occur in cases of prolonged ruptured membranes; conversely, it can also cause preterm labor.