Recurrent miscarriage and IVF implantation failure affect millions of women annually. It is one of the great failings of the medical community that in as many as 75% of these cases cause is never established. Considering that habitual abortions may have several causes including anatomical, morphological, genetic, internal bacteriological as well as immunological abnormalities it is inevitable to pursue these kinds of medical examinations and tests. One part of the immunological background can be explained by auto-immune diseases while the other part of it is associated with immunopathological factors. Here we refer to the currently available practical testing batteries that can directly assess immunological background furthermore, we call attention to their importance. Presently there is no really accepted widely approved treatment for recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) or repeated IVF failure. Unlike so many other areas in medicine, the development of new treatments for recurrent miscarriage has not at all kept place with scientific advances in immunology. This will become apparent in the ensuing discussion of some of the current approaches to treating recurrent miscarriage. Here both the so called conventional therapies and the recently developed mainly immunology based treatments will be descripted and evaluated.
|Translated title of the contribution||Current diagnostics and treatments for immune mediated recurrent spontaneous miscarriages and IVF implantation failures - A review|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Magyar Noorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 6 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology