Pregnancy in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: do regulatory T cells play a role?

@article{Foerger2009PregnancyIP,
  title={Pregnancy in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: do regulatory T cells play a role?},
  author={Frauke Foerger and P Villiger and Monika Ostensen},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2009},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={279-83}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the numerical and functional changes of CD4+CD25(high) regulatory T (Treg) cells during pregnancy and postpartum in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS The frequency of CD4+CD25(high) T cells was determined by flow cytometry in 10 pregnant and 5 nonpregnant patients with AS as well as in 14 pregnant and 4… CONTINUE READING