Intraamniotic infection with Candida albicans associated with a retained intrauterine contraceptive device: A case report

Carl V. Smith, Janet Horenstein, Lawrence D. Platt

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Intrauterine infection with Candida albicans is a rare occurrence in pregnancy. We report the association of an intrauterine contraceptive device with such an infection in an asymptomatic patient. This infection, discovered incidentally at the time of genetic amniocentesis for advanced maternal age, resulted in a spontaneous abortion at 18 weeks' gestation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-124
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1988



  • Candida albicans
  • Intrauterine infection
  • intrauterine contraceptive device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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