Intralipid Therapy


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Reply Posted on: Oct 28, 2013 at 12:15am
Hi Dr Braverman,

i have read that some ladies require more than one infusion of Intralipids to down regulate NK cells and high TH1 and TH2 ratios. I know you can't comment on my situation specifically but in your opinion do you think doing Intralipids 4 1/2 weeks prior to transfer and then again 10 days prior to transfer and then on confirmation of positive pregnancy test could do any harm? Is it possible to down regulate too much. Thanks

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Intralipid Therapy Posted on: Oct 28, 2013 at 6:11am
Actually there is no evidence that intralipids alone lower TH1, and also without knowing the entire diagnosis there is no way to know if the NK activity elevation was even your problem as many times it is a symptome but not the probelm . With that said , as long as your total immune parameters are followed it is safe to give the IL at the frequency you stated.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.