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Abortion - infected
Alternative namesInfected miscarriage
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 .
Update Date: 1/13/2003Daniel Rein, M.D., Obstetrician and Gynecologist, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT