Chimerism in myositis.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Bidirectional cell trafficking occurs between a mother and fetus during pregnancy. The trafficking is associated with the persistence of non-self cells. Persistence of these cells has been demonstrated after birth for many years in the child and mother. Children and adults with inflammatory myositis are reported to have persistence of microchimeric cells more often than healthy individuals in their peripheral blood and muscle tissue.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reed, AM

Published Date

  • December 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 421 - 424

PubMed ID

  • 14609485

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1523-3774

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11926-003-0051-3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States