Clinical and immunological condition of newborns of mothers treated for recurrent spontaneous abortions with paternal lymphocytes immunization.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 1997 May;73(1):55-61 (ISSN: 0301-2115) 
Malinowski A; Prochowska A; Banasik M; Wilczynski J; Szpakowski M; Zeman K; Oszukowski P; Lerch E 
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Military Medical Academy, Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital, Lodz.


The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical condition at birth and some laboratory parameters in newborns of mothers treated for recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) of unknown etiology with paternal lymphocytes immunization.


The study comprised 104 newborns delivered by 102 women with RSA, who underwent alloimmunization and 90 randomly chosen control newborns. The following parameters were analysed in two groups of newborns: general condition at birth, physical development, course of adaptation period, values of hematological and immunological (percentage of CD3, CD4, CD8, CD19 and CD3/CD25 lymphocytes, chemiluminescence of neutrophils at rest and stimulated with opsonized zymosane) parameters in umbilical arterial blood.


No statistically significant differences were noted between the two groups of newborns as to the duration of pregnancy, birth weight, general condition at birth, occurrence of complications in the adaptation period and values of studied hematological and immunological parameters. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that immunization with paternal lymphocytes in women with RSA of unknown etiology not only creates better prognosis for the outcome of the pregnancy, but is also safe for the fetus and the newborn.