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Research Article

Inflammatory and Haematological Markers in the Maternal, Umbilical Cord and Infant Circulation in Histological Chorioamnionitis

  • Rebecca A. Howman,

    Affiliation: School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Adrian K. Charles,

    Affiliations: School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Women and Infants Research Foundation, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Angela Jacques,

    Affiliation: Women and Infants Research Foundation, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Dorota A. Doherty,

    Affiliation: School of Women’s and Infants’ Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Karen Simmer,

    Affiliation: School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Tobias Strunk,

    Affiliation: School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Peter C. Richmond,

    Affiliation: School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Catherine H. Cole,

    Affiliation: School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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  • David P. Burgner mail

    david.burgner@mcri.edu.au

    Affiliations: School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Published: December 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051836

About the Authors

Rebecca A. Howman, Adrian K. Charles, Karen Simmer, Tobias Strunk, Peter C. Richmond, Catherine H. Cole, David P. Burgner
School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Adrian K. Charles, Angela Jacques
Women and Infants Research Foundation, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Dorota A. Doherty
School of Women’s and Infants’ Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
David P. Burgner
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
David P. Burgner
Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: david.burgner@mcri.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have the following interest: BRAHMS (Thermo Fisher Scientific) provided the procalcitonin assays. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RAH AKC PCR CHC DPB. Performed the experiments: RAH AKC CHC. Analyzed the data: RAH AJ DAD. Wrote the paper: RAH AKC DAB KS TS PCR CHC.