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Fertil Steril. 2008 Apr;89(4):1002-4. Epub 2007 Jul 26.

Prevalence of celiac disease in a cohort of women with unexplained infertility.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA.


Several European studies have suggested a higher prevalence of celiac disease (CD) among infertile women (4% to 8%) compared with the general population (<1%). We screened a cohort of women with unexplained infertility in Northern California for the serum markers of CD, tissue transglutaminase and endomysium antibodies (EMA). Given that only one woman out of 121 (0.8%) screened positive for CD, it appears that CD is about as prevalent in this cohort of infertile women as in the general U.S. population (<1%).

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