n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - The immunology of pre-eclampsia : a few key concepts : review article

Volume 13, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



Extracted from text ... REVIEW ARTICLE Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum -August 2003 16 The immunology of pre-eclampsia: a few key concepts between monozygous twins and other evidence implicating the fetal and therefore the paternal genotype.3-7 Primipaternity is now an accepted risk factor for pre-eclampsia. The risk of primipaternity is qualified, however, by the duration of maternal exposure to paternal antigens through unprotected intercourse and oral sex prior to pregnancy.8, 9The risk for pre-eclampsia is also greater when the male partner from a pre-eclamptic pregnancy fathers a child with another woman. The concept of the "highrisk" male has thus been created. Despite these clear ..

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