TITLE

Unexplained infertility as primary presentation of celiac disease, a case report and literature review

AUTHOR(S)
Ghadir, Mohammadreza; Iranikhah, Abolfazl; Jandaghi, Mahboubeh; Joukar, Farahnaz; Sedigh-Rahimabadi, Massih; Mansour-Ghanaei, Fariborz
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Spring2011, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p135
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Background: Celiac sprue (gluten sensitive enteropathy) is an autoimmune disease which is hereditary and its pathology mainly bases on immunologic intolerance to gluten. It has a vast variety of signs and symptoms and its clinical features range from a silent disease to a typical gastrointestinal disorder. In this study we reviewed and summarized some other related issues about this disease and its relation with infertility. Case: The case is a 26 years old lady who had referred to a gynecologist because of infertility for 2 years and later it revealed that she has celiac sprue. Conclusion: Screening for its silent or subtle types especially among suspicious cases such as unexplained infertility seems to be a cost effective action. Meanwhile, in time administration of a gluten-free diet can lead to an almost complete cure.
ACCESSION #
64445400

 

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