Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Corticosteroid use in PPROM

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This week’s case-based question:

A 40-year-old gravida 5 para 3104 presents at 31 weeks and 3 days gestation with complaints of persistent clear fluid leakage. She denies bleeding, pain, fever, or chills. Her pregnancy has been otherwise uncomplicated. Her past history is significant for 4 spontaneous vaginal deliveries, one of which was a preterm birth at 35 weeks. The patient also has borderline hypertension and a history of appendectomy. She does not smoke and is current not taking any medications. She has no known drug allergies.

You decide that corticosteroids should be administered to accelerate fetal lung maturity.

Regarding current recommendations for corticosteroid treatment in this patient, which of the following statements is the most accurate?

Answer Options

Corticosteroids are recommended if there is a risk of delivery within 7 days.
Corticosteroids increase the risk of systemic infection in the first 48 hours of life.
Corticosteroids have shown benefit in the previable fetus.
Corticosteroids increase the risk of intraventricular hemorrhage.
Corticosteroids should never be used in women less than 24 weeks gestation

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