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Am J Reprod Immunol. 1996 Apr;35(4):376-82.

Immunophenotypic profiles of peripheral blood lymphocytes in women with recurrent pregnancy losses and in infertile women with multiple failed in vitro fertilization cycles.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Finch University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School, Illinois 60064, USA.


In summary (1) Nonpregnant women with RSAs of unknown etiology have higher levels of CD56+ lymphocytes when compared to normal controls; (2) The levels of CD19+, CD56+, and CD56+/CD16+ PBL of pregnant women with RSA are significantly higher than those of multiparous pregnant normal controls; (3) Women with autoantibodies to phospholipids have significantly higher levels of elevated CD56+ and CD56+/CD16+ lymphocytes when compared to women without antiphospholipid antibodies; (4) Women with autoantibodies to nuclear components demonstrate higher numbers of CD19+/CD5+ cells compared to women without autoantibodies to nuclear components; (5) Idiopathic infertile women with multiple prior IVF failures demonstrate significantly higher levels of CD56+ pBL than normal fertile controls and the conception rate is much higher in those with CD56+ levels less than 12%; (6) Elevations of CD56+ lymphocytes to over 18% during a pregnancy is a good prognostic indicator of impending pregnancy loss. We have not seen a liveborn infant in women with levels of 18% or higher without IVIg therapy; and (7) Infertile and RSA women who fail alloimmune and autoimmune therapy have significant alterations in cellular and humoral immunity involving NK cells and CD19+/CD5+ B cells.

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