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Four female fetuses (17-23 weeks) spontaneously aborted by young women (15-19 years old) showed spirochetal microorganisms predominantly in the intestinal lumen and mucosa and to a much lesser extent in other organs. Fetal tissues showed a brisk lymphocytic-plasmacytic response in intestinal mucosa, lungs, and meninges in some cases. In all instances the(More)
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and other clotting abnormalities are common in sick newborn infants who have a variety of conditions. To document evidence of DIC at autopsy, immunoperoxidase staining of fibrin-related antigens (FRA) was used to detect intravascular microthrombi in liver, kidney, and lung from 127 newborns. Patients were(More)
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