Answer from: Orestis Tsonis, MD, MSc, PhD
A range of treatments may be offered that potentially have a profound and serious impact on the patient’s immune system. The main ones used are steroids, intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG), Humira which acts as Tumor Necrosis Factor Blocker (TNF) and Intralipid. Because there is no evidence that any immune cells, including uterine Natural Killer cells, ever do prevent a pregnancy, there is no reason for any patient without an immunological disease to take these therapies. All these recommendations come after the HFEA guidance.
How do you treat high NK cells?
Abnormal NK cells can be treated with medications that are prescribed for autoimmune diseases. Immunological diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or asthma are the most common ones.