Placental and fetal pathology in infectious mononucleosis. A possible indicator for Epstein-Barr virus teratogenicity.

Abstract

Placentae and membranes were studied microscopically in five cases of pregnancy interruption due to maternal infectious mononucleosis in the first 2 months of pregnancy. This viral disease, caused by Epstein-Barr virus and apparently rare in pregnancy, induced specific placental lesions. In the decidua, these lesions were manifested by perivasculitis and… (More)

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