Abstract: Preterm birth is a birth of an infant before 37 weeks of pregnancy. We present the first meta-analysis of vaginal microbiome in preterm birth. We were able to gain new insights into the vaginal microbiome state in preterm birth patients, such as a higher variance in the abundance, especially during the first trimester. Our analysis revealed significant microbial genera more prevalent in preterm birth patients in the first trimester, including known and novel associations.

Learning Objective 1: Analyzing meta-analysis microbiome data and obtaining knowledge on preterm birth


Idit Kosti (Presenter)

Svetlana Lyalina, UCSF
Katherine Pollard, UCSF
Atul Butte, UCSF
Marina Sirota, UCSF

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