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12th European Congress of Endocrinology


Fetal microchimerism as an explanation of disease

ea0022s19.3 | Fetal microchimerism as an explanation of disease | ECE2010

The role of microchimerism in autoimmune diseases

Badenhoop Klaus

Autoimmunity has been associated with maternal–fetal microchimerism both in animal models and in human observational studies. The concept has been studied in various model systems, organ involvements and epidemiological studies. The sensitivity to detect such microchimers (fetal cells in maternal tissue: fetal–maternal microchimerism, maternal–fetal: maternal cells in a child’s compartment) varies with the methods applied and the reproducibility of detectio...