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Journal of Perinatal Medicine

Official Journal of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Dudenhausen, MD, FRCOG, Joachim W.

Ed. by Bancalari, Eduardo / Chappelle, Joseph / Chervenak, Frank A. / Genc, Mehmet R. / Greenough, Anne / Grunebaum, Amos / Konje, Justin C. / Kurjak M.D., Asim / Romero, Roberto

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Volume 35, Issue 3


Immune functions after severe twin-twin transfusion syndrome

Cornelia Graef / Birte Ellenrieder / Manuela Bogdanow / Agnes Huber / Kurt Hecher / Peter Bartmann
Published Online: 2007-05-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/JPM.2007.041


Long-term immune functions after intrauterine laser treatment for severe twin-twin transfusion syndrome was investigated. Immunologic parameters were measured in 18 twin pairs at a median age of 3.5 years. Both donors and recipients showed no severe deficiencies in total and specific immunoglobulin concentrations.

Keywords: Immune system; intrauterine treatment; laser coagulation; preterm infant; twin-twin transfusion syndrome

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Corresponding author: Cornelia Graef, MD Department of Neonatology University Children's Hospital Adenauerallee 119 53113 Bonn Germany Tel.: +49-228-287-3408 Fax: +49-228-287-6291.

Received: 2006-09-11

Revised: 2007-01-30

Accepted: 2007-02-20

Published Online: 2007-05-04

Published in Print: 2007-06-01

Citation Information: Journal of Perinatal Medicine, Volume 35, Issue 3, Pages 243–244, ISSN (Online) 03005577, ISSN (Print) 16193997, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/JPM.2007.041.

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