Association between major histocompatibility antigen and reproductive performance.

  title={Association between major histocompatibility antigen and reproductive performance.},
  author={Carolyn B Coulam and S. Breanndan Moore and W Michael O'fallon},
  journal={American journal of reproductive immunology and microbiology : AJRIM},
  volume={14 2},
Many studies have both supported and refuted an association between HLA antigens and reproductive performance. To clarify these discrepant results, HLA antigens from 59 couples experiencing recurrent spontaneous abortions and 79 couples with unexplained infertility were compared with 51 fertile couples. Patients with recurrent spontaneous abortions were classified as either primary (no children) or secondary (abortions after having children or stillbirths) aborters, and patients with… CONTINUE READING


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