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Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 1999 Feb;106(2):171-3.

Screening for coeliac disease in women with a history of recurrent miscarriage or infertility.

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Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland.

Abstract

Because subclinical coeliac disease may decrease fertility or complicate pregnancy, we screened women with recurrent miscarriage of unknown aetiology (n = 63), unexplained infertility (n = 47) and infertility with a known cause (n = 82), for anti-endomysium antibodies in serum to find undiagnosed coeliac disease. One woman (1-6%) with recurrent miscarriage, another woman (2.1%) with unexplained infertility and one woman (2.0%) in the control group (n = 51), were considered to have coeliac disease. We could not demonstrate a higher frequency of coeliac disease in women with infertility or recurrent miscarriage, but suggest that undiagnosed coeliac disease is common in women.

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