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Description: Birth Injury - Fetal Chorioamnionitis, Sepsis and Fetal Distress. This medical-legal illustration compares the anatomy and oxygenation of blood of a normal fetus with that of a fetus with fatal chorioamnionitis (inflammation and infection of uterine and placental tissues), sepsis, and fetal distress. The drawing describes how chorioamnionitis can lead to insufficient oxygenation of blood, along with other subsequent conditions such as meconium stained amniotic fluid and an oversized fetus.

Last Updated: Apr 30th, 2015