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Volume 2003, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • E-ISSN: 2227-0426

Abstract

Objective. To review the role of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) in the prevention of recurrent miscarriage (RM). Methods. In a prospective controlled clinical tria], 40 women with a history of unexplained. RMwere treated with IVIG, according to a specific protocol and compared to another 40 women who had the same condition and treated with tender loving care and vitamins only. The birth of a child of more than 28 weeks gestation was considered a successful outcome.

Results. The overall success rate was 60% in the IVIG group compared with 52.6% in the control group (P = 0.65). The success rates for women with primary RM were 56.3% for IVIG group and 68.8% for the control group (P = 0.72). The success rates for women with secondary RM were 62.5% and 41.7% respectively (P = 0.25). None of the previous results is statistically significant.

Conclusion. Women with unexplained RM in general have a good prognosis. IVIG did not improve the prognosis significantly in the total group of patients compared with controls. However; further investigations are needed to explore whether the 21 % therapeutic benefit of IVIG in patients with secondary RM indicates that the treatment is efficient in this subset of patients.

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