Depletion of circulating T lymphocytes in pregnancy

Clin Exp Immunol. 1977 May;28(2):302-5.


Changes were assessed in lymphocyte sub-populations in various stages of human pregnancy. The percentage and absolute number of E-RFC decreased during pregnancy. There was a concomitant rise in the percentages of EAC-RFC and cells bearing SmIg with little change in their absolute numbers. EAC-RFC continued to rise post-natally.

MeSH terms

  • B-Lymphocytes / immunology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immune Adherence Reaction
  • Leukocyte Count
  • Pregnancy*
  • Receptors, Antigen, B-Cell / analysis
  • T-Lymphocytes* / immunology


  • Receptors, Antigen, B-Cell