Maternal immunologic changes during pregnancy: a critical appraisal.

  • R J Falkoff
  • Published 1987 in Clinical reviews in allergy


A great variety of approaches have been applied to the study of immunity during pregnancy. Many of the studies have been motivated by an attempt to explain the failure of of the mother to reject the fetus. At times, dramatic findings have been claimed; and, at times, these results have been held to be expected, since no immunologic event (or nonevent) has… (More)