Case 221. Rubella villitis (29 y-o F)
         
    Curettage specimen for artificial abortion in early pregnancy in 1981, when rubella endemic was recorded    
         
   
Key words : rubella virus, villitis, artificial aborion
   
     
 
     
Multifocal necrosis with fibrinous exudation and neutrophilic reaction is observed in and around the villi (HE). No viral inclusions are seen.   The other field shows the similar histologic features of fibrinous exudation and neutrophilic clustering (HE).