Cervical Plasma Cell Population in Infertile PatientsBr 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
- R. B. Hutcheson,
- T. D. Anderson,
- E. J. Holborow
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.