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Fetal syphilis in the first trimester.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  56895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Evidenc of first-trimester fetal syphilis was sought in the products of conception in a therapeutic abortion clinic. During two collection periods of one week, five patients with serologic and clinical data consistent with recent syphilitic infection were identified. Their conceptuses were carefully examined by silver and immunofluorescent stains for the presence of Treponema pallidum. Two of these five conceptuses (9 and 10 weeks' gestation) were found to contain T. pallidum by these methods. The literature supporting the Langhans layer/five months' placental barrier theory is reviewed and discussed in view of these two first-trimester cases.
C Harter; K Benirschke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  124     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1976 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-05-25     Completed Date:  1976-05-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  705-11     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Therapeutic
Fetal Diseases*
Placenta / microbiology
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
Pregnancy Trimester, First
Staining and Labeling

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