Chronic deciduitis

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Chronic deciduitis
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Micrograph of a chronic deciduitis, showing the characteristic plasma cells. H&E stain.
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Chronic deciduitis, also plasma cell deciduitis, is a type of long-lasting inflammation that arises in pregnancy and affects the endometrial stromal tissue (decidua).

It is associated with preterm labour.[1] The diagnosis rests primarily on the presence of plasma cells.[2]

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  1. ^ Edmondson, N.; Bocking, A.; Machin, G.; Rizek, R.; Watson, C.; Keating, S. "The prevalence of chronic deciduitis in cases of preterm labor without clinical chorioamnionitis.". Pediatr Dev Pathol 12 (1): 16–21. doi:10.2350/07-04-0270.1. PMID 18171100. 
  2. ^ Khong, TY.; Bendon, RW.; Qureshi, F.; Redline, RW.; Gould, S.; Stallmach, T.; Lipsett, J.; Staples, A. (Mar 2000). "Chronic deciduitis in the placental basal plate: definition and interobserver reliability.". Hum Pathol 31 (3): 292–5. PMID 10746670.