Prolonged Preterm Rupture of Fetal Membranes, a Consequence of an Increased Maternal Anti-fetal T Cell Responsiveness

@article{Steinborn2005ProlongedPR,
  title={Prolonged Preterm Rupture of Fetal Membranes, a Consequence of an Increased Maternal Anti-fetal T Cell Responsiveness},
  author={Andrea Steinborn and Edgar Schmitt and Yvonne Stein and Andreas Klee and Markus Gonser and Erhard Seifried and Christian Seidl},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={58},
  pages={648-653}
}
A fetus, although semi-allogeneic, is usually accepted by the maternal immune system. However, complications, including alloresponsive mechanisms, are thought to be potentially detrimental for a successful pregnancy. Therefore, we compared allogeneic T cell responses of nonpregnant women with the response of healthy pregnant women and pregnant women who… CONTINUE READING