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Acute Villitis

  • Adrian K. CharlesEmail author
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Abstract

Acute inflammation involving the villi may be seen in a range of aetiologies, including infarction and necrotising chronic villitis, but acute villitis limited to acute inflammation involving villi is uncommon. It may be seen in some haematogenous infections including listeria, early phase of tuberculosis, and syphilis. It is more often seen with severe intra-amniotic infection by highly pathogenic organisms (including streptococci and Gram-negative bacilli), with secondary haematogenous spread, either in the maternal or rarely in the fetal circulation.

Keywords

Placenta Villi Acute inflammation Listeria 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sidra MedicineDohaQatar
  2. 2.Weill Cornell Medical CollegeDohaQatar

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