NK cells


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Reply Posted on: Mar 3, 2013 at 1:19am
May I begin by saying thank you for your fantastic website, so infomative and the opportunity you give us to ask you questions.

I am from the uk and have had 3 boys naturally no problems. Never had history of problems conceiving, miscarriages or still birth before. Last year I came to America for gender selection and had a successful IVF cycle producing four 24 GSN embryos. We transferred 1 xx and she implanted no problems and grew and developed well until 20 weeks when we lost her. It was totally unexplained why she died.

I returned November 2012 for a FET for my remaining xx, this resulted in a chemical pregnancy.

As a result of these 2 losses I have had my NK cells tested and they are elevated. My questions

Would you think that as I've had 3 natural no problem pregnancies and given the first IVF transfer took, that my NK cells were fine before I lost my baby at 20 weeks

Is it possible the NK cells reacted severely to me carrying a baby that had died and this is what elevated them?

I have also tested positive to anti nuclear antibodies, could this also have been triggered by carrying a baby that has died.

I these are not rational possibilities I just wonder why my NK cells would suddenly elevate?

My elevated NK cells are CD56% 21.1 and CD19+,cd5+ 27.8

Thanks for you advice.

Dr. Braverman

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RE: NK cells Posted on: Mar 3, 2013 at 8:32am
there is certainly an auotimmune component to your history with the ANA and the elevated CD19/5. This is quite a complicated case and their are many possibilities. Please call my office and schedule a free 10 minute chat so I can discuss this with you and be sure you get the correct workup and treatment.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.