Placenta
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

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PubMed Search: Septic abortion placenta

Cite this page: Ziadie, M. Septic abortion. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/placentasepticabortion.html. Accessed October 23rd, 2017.
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