Nocardioform placentitis (NP) is a pathologically unique form of focal mucoid placentitis. It is characterized by infection with gram-positive branching bacteria in the ventral aspect of the fetal side (i.e., chorioallantois) of the feto-maternal interface, creating a lymphoplasmacytic mucoid lesion with a typical pungent/soil odor.

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  • Guideline

Publish Date

June 23, 2022