HLA matching during pregnancies

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HLA matching during pregnancies
« on: June 04, 2007, 08:25:11 AM »
Is it possible to check the HLA match with a baby who is still in mother's womb ?

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Offline Andy Battaglia

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Re: HLA matching during pregnancies
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2007, 09:02:05 AM »
Yes. Chorionic villi sampling is used to do the HLA matching.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003406.htm

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Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is the removal of a small piece of tissue (chorionic villi) from the uterus during early pregnancy to screen the baby for genetic defects.
Andy

All we are saying is give thals a chance.

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Re: HLA matching during pregnancies
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2007, 10:52:12 AM »
Thanks Andy,
Aren is only 16 months old. I'm his Father Subrata.He is my only son.I wanted to kno if I wish to do a BMT and for that plan for another issue, how useful will it be if we do the HLA test at 6-8 weeks of gestation and go for it if it matches.
Please suggest.
Thanks & Regards.

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Re: HLA matching during pregnancies
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2007, 12:09:37 PM »
Hi Subrata

You'll have to wait till 12 weeks of gestation to do the test,it's done when baby is 12 weeks old in womb,this is what i went through when my second son was born ,you'll have to do the test for genetic mutation also to know whether your other child is effected with thalassemia or not,then  comes the HLA,and plus if you think about BMT, you'll have to wait till the donor is two years old,and if you are considering cord blood transplataion,then it's ok, but i don't think cord blood transplantation is available in India,correct me if i am wrong,and please before thinking about BMT,consider the pros and cons of it,as it's a very tough option itself,we have a member here on this forum from Kuwait,Khalifa,whose son went through BMT twice as the first one failed due to GVHD (graft verses host disease). I wish you luck for any decision you make.

ZAINI.

P.S Aren is so cute :)
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