An abortion accompanied by infection of the fetal material, placental material, and endometrium (lining of the uterus). Fever is a typical symptom and accompanies the other typical symptoms of an abortion or miscarriage, such as vaginal bleeding and cramping.
A typical cause is the infection of remaining fetal or placental tissue in the uterus after an incomplete abortion.
by Martin A. Harms, M.D.
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