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Friday, October 24th 2008, 9:52pm

T-cells

Hello, I've only just started looking into Immunology as am going through my second m/c. I rembered something earlier about a blood test I had two years ago when I had some serious open surgery and the hospital had to make sure they had plenty of my blood type in. The blood test results were that I had A negative blood with T-cell antibodies. I asked what these`T cells were at the time and the nurse didn't know, she didn't think it was a problem.

Now I've found something about T-cells in Eeyore's recurrent m/c page. See below ...

''Lymphocytes, particularly B-cells (antibody producers), T-cells (helper and suppressor) and killer (NK) cells have been the focus of intense research interest to the discipline of reproductive immunology. ''

Does anyone know if this means that these T-cells could be my problem? It al looks rather scientific and complicated to me.

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Saturday, October 25th 2008, 10:12pm

Actually, I was talking pants when I wrote the post above (told you I was remembering from two years ago :snigger:). I've just dug out the actual blood test (thank you WTW!) and it says ' A Rh D NEGATIVE Anti Lea dectected' - so does anyone know what this is? It may be nothing to do with Immunology though!

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Monday, October 27th 2008, 9:26am

Hi Ros

It sounds like you have blood type A Rhesus Negative?

This would have nothing to do with immunology but I believe depending on the babies blood type you may need a shot during or after pregnancy but I would ask your consultant about this as I can't explain it! ?(

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Monday, October 27th 2008, 10:05am

Hi Ros,
Blondie is right, you have rhesus negative blood. (So do I, about a quarter of women do).
It means that whenever there is a chance for you and your baby's blood to mix (any bleeding during pregnancy, D&C, CVS or amnio, labour), you should receive an injection of "rhogam". This prevents you from forming antibodies that might affect future pregnancies. The risk is that you could form antibodies that cross the placenta and attack the babies blood, causing anemia in the baby.

For the anti-Lea thing, you can find out more by Goggling "Lewis blood group". This gives you better hits then googling anti-Lea, and the hits you get do describe the significance of having anti-Lea. Although most people assume you get anti-Lea from previous blood transfusions, its actually not true. You build up these antibodies through normal environmental exposure, for example, from the foods you eat.

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Monday, October 27th 2008, 3:47pm

Thanks Blondie and WTW. I had the anti D injection after my last m/c as I am resus negative so I know about that bit.
Will look up more on the Lewis thing WTW, thank you x

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