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Can my fetus be more susceptible to infection or disease if I am taking an immunosuppressive like cyclosporine?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Yes.

In humans, Cyclosporine crosses the placenta; maternal concentrations do not correlate with those found in the umbilical cord.
Cyclosporine may be detected in the serum of newborns for several days after birth. Based on clinical use, premature births and low birth weight were consistently observed in pregnant transplant patients (additional pregnancy complications also present).

In brief: Yes.

In humans, Cyclosporine crosses the placenta; maternal concentrations do not correlate with those found in the umbilical cord.
Cyclosporine may be detected in the serum of newborns for several days after birth. Based on clinical use, premature births and low birth weight were consistently observed in pregnant transplant patients (additional pregnancy complications also present).
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Possible

If your own immune system is suppressed then it is possible the immune system of the fetus is suppressed.

In brief: Possible

If your own immune system is suppressed then it is possible the immune system of the fetus is suppressed.
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No

Very minimal amounts of Cyclosporine actually cross the placenta.
Your baby should not be at any increased risk of infection. There have been reports of an increased risk of preterm delivery and smaller babies. Some of that may be related to whatever condition the woman was on Cyclosporine for.

In brief: No

Very minimal amounts of Cyclosporine actually cross the placenta.
Your baby should not be at any increased risk of infection. There have been reports of an increased risk of preterm delivery and smaller babies. Some of that may be related to whatever condition the woman was on Cyclosporine for.
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
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