Physicians should order immunologic assays for women who may have been exposed to parvovirus to assess maternal immunity
and determine whether evaluation for fetal hydrops is necessary (SOR: C, expert opinion).
The protein modulates maternal immunity
, promotes attachment of the early embryo, and influences remodelling of uterine cells.
Kittens are susceptible at five weeks of age or so, he notes, after they have lost their natural maternal immunity
. And once FHV has invaded a cat's system, there is no getting rid of it.
"Little is known about maternal immunity
during breastfeeding," Dr.
At this stage their maternal immunity
is declining and their own immunity hasn't developed.
and prevention of congenital cytomegalovirus infection.
However, the adjusted PAF for maternal immunity
was 0.06, which may imply that without allowing for AMI effect, malaria during pregnancy slightly increased the IMR.