Placental findings in specific newborn / fetal or maternal conditions
Septic abortion

Author: Mandolin Ziadie, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 16 October 2017, last major update October 2011

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Septic abortion placenta

Cite this page: Ziadie, M. Septic abortion. website. Accessed November 15th, 2018.
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