Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 2nd, 2002
What they are finding is that normal pregnancy results in a significant increase in certain key cells that make up the body's immune response. These cells prepare the mother to fight off infection, yet protect the growing fetus from being rejected as a foreign invader.
"We are the first ones to study immune system alterations during pregnancy in such great detail," said Patrizia Luppi, MD, a research assistant professor of pediatrics at the...
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