Alterations in the immune system of children from mothers treated with immunosuppressive agents during pregnancy.

Abstract

Many of the immunosuppressive drugs that are used during pregnancy can cross the placental barrier and enter the foetal circulation, with a possible impact on the foetal immune system. We have evaluated the immune function of children born from mothers treated with immunosuppressants for connective tissue diseases. A total of nine babies, whose six mothers… (More)

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