This page is dedicated to organizing various examples of standardized exam questions whose answer is chorioamnionitis. While this may seem a odd practice, it is useful to see multiple examples of how chorioamnionitis will be characterized on standardized exams (namely the boards and the shelf exams). This page is not meant to be used as a tradition question bank (as all of the answers will be the same), however seeing the classic “test” characterization for a disease is quite valuable.
Question # 1
A 23 year old G2P1 woman is at 28 weeks gestation when she comes to the labor and delivery floor. She is experiencing contractions every four minutes. On physical examination, her vital signs are a temperature of 101.2°F, heart rate 120/min, respiratory rate 19/min and a blood pressure of 110/65. mm Hg. Her uterine fundus is tender and the rest of the physical exam is unremarkable. Her cervix is dilated 1 cm and is 400% effaced. The fetus is in vertex presentation. Fetal heart tones are in the 140s with a Category I tracing. Her white blood cell count (WBC) is 17,000/mcL. What is a likely diagnosis in this patient?
Page Updated: 11.02.2016