CD56+ (elevated uterine natural killer cells)

CD56+ (elevated uterine natural killer cells) Posted on: Dec 20, 2010 at 7:26am
Hi Dr Braverman

I have just been diagnosed as having elevated natural killer cells at 39% through a biopsy done on day 25 of my natural cycle. I have been prescribed prednisone and will commence taking baby asprin following my egg pick up. I was just wondering if there is anything else you think I should be taking. I have heard of people being given clexane and antibiotics as part of their treatment protocol. I was also wondering if there is anything else you think I should be tested for. I am 35 years old and have conceived two natural pregnancies, the first one miscarrying at 8 weeks and the second resulted in a live birth. Since then we have done 3 IUI's and 13 full IVF cycles, resulting in one ectopic pregnancy and one miscarriage at 7 weeks. My last miscarriage was during my forth cycle, the last 9 have all been unsuccessful.

Many thanks

Dr. Braverman

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Re: CD56+ (elevated uterine natural killer cells) Posted on: Dec 25, 2010 at 3:02am
Hi Hope, sorry for the delay in answering I was away last week.

First there is so much more to know than just your CD57 cell count on the biopsy, but what are the results of the remainder of your full immune panel. Was the panel repeated with any of your losses or failed IVF cycles? How was each treated. I wish it was as simple as just the CD57 count but it is not. You may be a candidate for our neupogen program as well. It has had great worldwide results but again I would have to be sure you have had a complete workup and had all the correct treatments first.
Please call my office and schedule a telephone consultation, ask for Kim our patient coordinator. We can manage your case regardless of where you live , if you cant get to NY.
I hope I can be of service to you, but first we just need to find out exactly what the problem is and of course to be sure it is infact an immune issue.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.