Abortion - infected

Alternative names
Infected miscarriage

Definition

 

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.

 

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 3, 2012
by Martin A. Harms, M.D.

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