Circulating autoimmune antibodies may be responsible for implantation failure in in vitro fertilization.

@article{Geva1994CirculatingAA,
  title={Circulating autoimmune antibodies may be responsible for implantation failure in in vitro fertilization.},
  author={Eli Geva and Yuval Yaron and Joseph B. Lessing and Israel Yovel and Nurit Vardinon and M Nicolas Burke and A. G. Amit},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={1994},
  volume={62 4},
  pages={802-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of autoimmune factors as a possible cause for implantation failure as manifested by chemical pregnancy after IVF and ET. DESIGN Anticardiolipin, anti-double-stranded DNA (dsDNA), antinuclear antibody, lupus anticoagulant, and rheumatoid factor serum levels were examined in patients with chemical pregnancies and in matched controls. SETTING An IVF unit, university-based IVF program. PATIENTS The study group included 21 patients who had one or more chemical… CONTINUE READING

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