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Prenatal Diagnosis of LAD-I on Cord Blood by Flowcytometry.
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PMID:  22477041     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: To optimize a simple flowcytometric technique for Prenatal diagnosis (PND) for Leukocyte adhesions defect (LAD-I) on cordocentesis sample at 18 wk gestation. METHODS: Normal reference ranges for expression of CD18/CD11-integrins in neutrophils and lymphocytes at 18 wk of gestation were established by flowcytometry. PND for LAD-I was then performed on the cordocentesis samples in three 'at risk' pregnancies after ruling out maternal contamination. RESULTS: CD18 and CD11a expression on fetal lymphocytes were found to be the most useful parameters for PND of LAD-I. All the three fetuses tested showed normal expression of CD18/CD11-integrins and thus were unaffected. This was confirmed by testing the cord blood (CB) samples after delivery and normal growth and absence of serious infections on follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: Flowcytometry offers a rapid and sensitive technique for PND of LAD-I in the absence of facilities for molecular diagnosis. Obstetricians, even in developing countries with modest facilities, can offer considerable relief for the families.
Manisha Rajan Madkaikar; Maya Gupta; Meghana Rao; Kanjaksha Ghosh
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-4
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Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0973-7693     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
National Institute of Immunohematlogy, Pediatric Immunology and Leukocyte Biology, 13th Flr, KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400012, India,
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