Altered Neuroimmune Function in Pregnancy and Post-pregnancy

The peripheral immune system (PIS) usually remains in the resting state until activation by a specific antigen. The PIS has a major role in autoimmune disorders where the body''s cells and tissues are mistaken as foreign invaders. The researchers found that during pregnancy, there are major changes in the PIS. This means that women with autoimmune disorders actually find the symptoms abating during pregnancy.

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