Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Immunologic and Nonimmunologic Aspects
  • Henry N. Claman


No aspect of the immunology of pregnancy is more controversial than the subject of recurrent pregnancy loss, or, as it will be called here, recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSAb). Nor is there any subject in this book more laden with emotion because the immunologic facts, as perceived, have a very strong influence on therapy decisions for RSAb and thus, potentially, on the ability of the childless to have children. Indeed, it is the question of the relevance of immunology to RSAb that prompted the writing of this book. Because of these two factors—the controversial nature of the data and the emotional implications of the interpretation of the data—there will be few general statements in this chapter that will not be questioned by someone.


Migration Inhibition Factor Spontaneous Abortion Pregnancy Loss Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Successful Pregnancy 
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  • Henry N. Claman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Colorado Health Sciences CenterDenver

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