Number, maturity and phagocytic activity of neutrophils in the three trimesters of pregnancy
AbstractSpecific immunity decreases markedly in pregnancy. This study was designed to determine whether the non-specific immunity mediated by neutrophils plays any role in coping with this immunosuppressed condition. The number of leukocytes and neutrophils, especially the number of young band neutrophils, increased gradually with the advancement of pregnancy. The phagocytic activity of neutrophils increased in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Neutrophils may compensate in part for the weakened specific immunity of pregnant womena
Pramanik, S.S., Pramanik, T., Mondal, S.C. & Chanda, R. (2007). Number, maturity and phagocytic activity of neutrophils in the three trimesters of pregnancy. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13 (4), 862-867, 2007 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117323
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13 (4), 862-867, 2007
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