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Definition / general
- Placental bacteremia due to coliforms or anaerobic streptococci
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Must demonstrate infectious organisms in placental parenchyma or membranes; the presence of neutrophils is insufficient because they may be a reaction to necrotic decidua