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Keywords:

  • Primary chronic abortion;
  • preeclampsia;
  • idiopathic intrauterine growth retardation;
  • hydatidiform mole;
  • choriocarcinoma;
  • hcronic villitis of unknown etiology;
  • acute atherosis

ABSTRACT: Different degrees of maternal hyporesponse, as far as blocking activity is concerned, are proposed for primary chronic abortion, preeclampsia, and idiopathic intrauterine growth retardation. On the other hand, a maternal hyperresponse to fetal antigens with a higher production of blocking antibodies may be related to an unusual proliferation of the trophoblast in cases of hydatidiform mole and choriocarcinoma.