Cite this page: Ziadie, M. Scleroderma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/placentascleroderma.html. Accessed November 22nd, 2017.
Definition / general
- Systemic sclerosis with fibrosis of multiple organs and autoimmune antibodies
- Associated with increased risk of intrauterine fetal demise, growth restriction and premature delivery
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Limited data shows an increased frequency of decidual vasculopathy with mural macrophages and deposition of IgM and IgG (Hum Pathol 1998;29:1524)