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Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine
Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences of Yazd
ISSN: 1680-6433
EISSN: 2008-2177
Vol. 9, No. 2, 2011, pp. 135-140
Bioline Code: rm11022
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2011, pp. 135-140

 en Unexplained infertility as primary presentation of celiac disease, a case report and literature review
Ghadir, Mohammadreza; Iranikhah, Abolfazl; Jandaghi, Mahboubeh; Joukar, Farahnaz; Sedigh-Rahimabadi, Massih & Mansour-Ghanaei, Fariborz

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

Keywords
Celiac Disease, Infertility, Wight loss, Diarrhea

 
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