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Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) affects approximately 10% of pregnant women. PROM, when unattended or mismanaged may lead to severe maternal and neonatal complications. The present study aims to study the subsequent course of pregnancy and evaluate the maternal, and neonatal morbidity and mortality in PROM patients admitted in our hospital. To study the outcome of PROM and assess the maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. It was a prospective observational study. All the patients of PROM admitted in hospital and considered based on inclusion and exclusion criteria were included in the study. They were induced with either oxytocin or misoprostol depending on their Bishops score. In the group of patients, where PROM delivery interval >18 hours were found to have more maternal complications like puerperal sepsis, chorioamnionitis, wound gape, paralytic ileus, and more neonatal complications like jaundice, sepsis. In our study, maternal morbidity was directly related to the PROM delivery interval. Thus, women diagnosed with PROM should be hospitalised early or referred early to tertiary hospital and actively managed and followed up till delivery. Timely referral and timely intervention can further improve perinatal outcome.
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