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Original Research

lmmunoglobulins lgG, lgA, lgM, complement C3, C4 and ferritin and transferrin levels in serum and follicular fluid in IVF patients

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1 2nd Department of Ob-Gyn. of the University of Athens Areteion Hospital, 76 V. Sofias Av., Athens 11528, Greece
2 Euromedica Medical Diagnostic Institute of High Technology, 2-4 Mesogion Av., Athens 11527, Greece
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 1993, 20(1), 32–36;
Published: 10 March 1993

Serum and follicular fluid immunoglobulin (IgG, IgA, IgM) and complement (C3, C4), as well as transferrin and ferritin concentrations were measured in 82 consecutive IVF patients (Pregnant: Group A, and non pregnant: Group B). Higher serum concentrations were observed in complement in all Immunoglobulins but IgM which was found to be significantly lower in follicular fluid in both groups. Also there were no statistically significant differences observed for transferrin and ferritin levels in either compartment or among the groups. No correlation was found for the above parameters and the in vitro fertilization outcome in terms of oocytes retrieved, fertilized and embryos implanted.

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