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Placenta

Specific Fetal and Maternal Conditions

Septic Abortion


Reviewers: Mandolin Ziadie, M.D., (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 6 November 2011, last major update October 2011
Copyright: (c) 2003-2011, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

Definition
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● Placental bacteremia due to coliforms or anaerobic streptococci

Micro description (Histopathology)
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● Must demonstrate infectious organisms in placental parenchyma or membranes; the presence of neutrophils is insufficient, because they may be a reaction to necrotic decidua

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