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Cervical Plasma Cell Population in Infertile Patients

Br Med J 1974; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5934.783 (Published 28 September 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;3:783
  1. R. B. Hutcheson,
  2. T. D. Anderson,
  3. E. J. Holborow

    Abstract

    Cervical biopsy specimens were obtained from 50 controls and 50 women attending an infertility clinic. Sections were cut and stained, by a direct immunofluorescent technique, with fluorescein-labelled sheep antihuman IgA, antihuman IgM, and antihuman IgG in an attempt to show a difference between the two groups. A significant increase in the number of plasma cells containing IgA was found in many of those infertile women in whom no other abnormality could be detected.