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Congenital syphilis in aborted second trimester fetus: diagnosis by histological study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  641199     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of congenital syphilis in an aborted fetus in the second trimester of pregnancy was documented by demonstration of spirochaetes in the fetal liver, despite the fact that diagnostic studies had not been performed on the mother. Suspicion was aroused by the gross and microscopic appearance of the placenta, which appeared identical with the described in proven cases of congenital syphilis. Although these changes have been alleged to be non-specific, the rarity with which such well-developed lesions are encountered in placentas in other circumstances dictates the necessity for further study when they are observed.
H Braunstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical pathology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0021-9746     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Pathol.     Publication Date:  1978 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-06-28     Completed Date:  1978-06-28     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376601     Medline TA:  J Clin Pathol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous / etiology
Liver / embryology,  microbiology
Placenta / pathology
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Spirochaetales / isolation & purification
Syphilis, Congenital / complications,  diagnosis,  embryology*

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