The role of immunological testing and intervention in reproductive medicine: A fertile collaboration?
- Syed B Ali,
- Yogesh Jeelall,
- Craig E Pennell,
- Roger Hart,
- Andrew McLean-Tooke,
- Michaela Lucas
Am J Reprod Immunol 2017 Nov 20. Epub 2017 Nov 20.
Department of Clinical Immunology, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, WA, Australia.
Advances in reproductive medicine have significantly increased the success of fertility treatments. Nevertheless, some women experience recurrent implantation failure (RIF) after in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). Imbalances in the immune system and failure to achieve immune tolerance to the foetus have been implicated as potentially modifiable causes of idiopathic RIF and RPL. Read More