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Archived Comments for: The vaginal microbiota of pregnant women who subsequently have spontaneous preterm labor and delivery and those with a normal delivery at term

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  1. systemic rather than local dysbiosis

    Christopher Griffin, University of Western Australia

    9 July 2014

    I have always thought that the vertical i.e. through the cervical canal bacterial transmission was too simplistic to cover the onset of preterm labour.

    This paper has certainly thrown light on the subject.

    Was any data collected on the gastrointestinal microbiome please?

    Competing interests

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