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Chronic Histiocytic Intervillositis with Cytomegalovirus Placentitis in a Case of Hydrops Fetalis.
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PMID:  22443234     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Chronic histiocytic intervillositis (CHI) is an infrequent inflammatory placental disorder associated with unfavorable pregnancy outcomes and a high rate of recurrence. This disorder is thought to reflect a maternal delayed hypersensitivity response to fetal antigen(s) in placental tissue. We report a case of a 20-week-gestation hydropic fetus in which the placenta showed chronic histiocytic intervillositis with cytomegalovirus placentitis. Immunophenotyping studies supported a delayed hypersensitivity response. This is the first report of these two diseases co-occurring, raising the possibility of a relationship between chronic histiocytic intervillositis and infection. Chronic histiocytic intervillositis may represent an idiosyncratic immune response, in this case to cytomegalovirus.
Authors:
Mana Taweevisit; Kornkanok Sukpan; Sumalee Siriaunkgul; Paul Scott Thorner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal and pediatric pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1551-3823     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230972     Medline TA:  Fetal Pediatr Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, Chulalongkorn University, Pathumwan , Bangkok , Thailand.
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