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placental infections

Tuesday 11 January 2005

Examples

- placental CMV infection
- placental parvovirus B19 infection
- Candida albicans
- Fusobacterium sp.
- Listeria monocytogenes

Images

- Fetal parvovirus B19 infection.Erythroid precursors contain ground-glass nuclear inclusions

Synopsis

- acute subchorionitis
- acute chorionitis
- acute chorioamnionitis

  • necrotizing chorioamnionitis

- villitis
- intervillositis
-  amnionitis

  • acute chorioamnionitis

Etiology

- bacterial placental infections

- viral placental infections

  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV )
  • Rubella
  • Hepatitis virus (HBV, HCV )
  • Herpes simplex
  • Varicella zoster
  • Variola alastrim
  • Vaccinia
  • Mumps
  • Measles
  • Coxsackie
  • poliovirus
  • Parvovirus B19
  • Epstein-Barr virus (EBV )
  • ECHOvirus
  • HIV
  • Western equine encephalitis

- parasitic placental infections

References

- Satosar A, Ramirez NC, Bartholomew D, Davis J, Nuovo GJ. Histologic correlates of viral and bacterial infection of the placenta associated with severe morbidity and mortality in the newborn. Hum Pathol. 2004 May;35(5):536-45. PMID: 15138926

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