Recently, evidence has accumulated concerning the interaction between the immune and reproductive systems that results from sharing certain lymphohematopoietic cytokines and their receptors. Furthermore, several cytokines have been implicated as having a role in the prediction and pathophysiology of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). The hitherto known studies concerning the role of the immune system in OHSS, together with a hypothesis regarding the role of interleukin-2 as a possible culprit of this complication, are presented.
|Number of pages
|Israel Journal of Medical Sciences
|Published - Dec 1996
- Interleukin 2
- Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome