Immunology of Pregnancy 2013

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Since a September, 1992, Nature article which read: “Can there be life without LIF?”, researchers now realize that the maternal immune system is both a foe (it can reject the conception) and a ...
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Part B: Immunology and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss – Epidemiological Aspects in Humans

Pp. 676-690 (15)

Ole B. Christiansen

Abstract

This short review first defines epidemiology of RPL, and then examines the various parameters of importance for RPL such as prevalence, prognosis, familial aggregation, partner specificity, perinatal outcome, as well as those parameters which affect biomarkers of interest in RPL Research.

Keywords:

Birth weight, epidemiology, HY antigens, intraauterine growth retadation, miscarriage, preterm birth, recurrent miscarriage, soluble HLA-G.

Affiliation:

Fertility Clinic 4071, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aalborg hospital, Aalborg, Denmark.