Research Article

Characteristics of immune cell changes before and after immunotherapy and their clinical significance in patients with unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortion

Published: February 27, 2014
Genet. Mol. Res. 13 (1) : 1169-1178 DOI: 10.4238/2014.February.27.1

Abstract

To investigate the characteristics of immune cells before and after immunotherapy and their clinical significance in patients with unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortion (URSA), an analysis of 67 URSA patients, 67 sporadic spontaneous abortion (SA) patients, and 22 normal nonpregnant women (as controls) was conducted. URSA patients underwent immunotherapy using paternal lymphocytes. Peripheral blood from patients and controls was examined for lymphocytes and other markers of immune status. Before the immunotherapy, lymphocyte counts, CD4:CD8 cell ratios, and the relative proportion of natural killer (NK) cells were significantly higher in the URSA patient group than in the SA patient and control groups (P

To investigate the characteristics of immune cells before and after immunotherapy and their clinical significance in patients with unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortion (URSA), an analysis of 67 URSA patients, 67 sporadic spontaneous abortion (SA) patients, and 22 normal nonpregnant women (as controls) was conducted. URSA patients underwent immunotherapy using paternal lymphocytes. Peripheral blood from patients and controls was examined for lymphocytes and other markers of immune status. Before the immunotherapy, lymphocyte counts, CD4:CD8 cell ratios, and the relative proportion of natural killer (NK) cells were significantly higher in the URSA patient group than in the SA patient and control groups (P