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J Reprod Med. 2011 May-Jun;56(5-6):199-203.

Increased prevalence of celiac disease in patients with unexplained infertility in the United States.

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Center for Women's Reproductive Care and the Celiac Disease Center, Columbia University, New York, New York 10019, USA. jmc30@columbia.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine whether there might be an increased prevalence of undiagnosed celiac disease among a population of infertile women using serologic screening.

STUDY DESIGN:

A prospective cohort study was performed at an academic infertility clinic in the United States.

RESULTS:

The overall prevalence of celiac disease in this population was 2.1% (4/188). There was a significantly increased prevalence (5.9%) of undiagnosed celiac disease among women presenting with unexplained infertility (n = 51).

CONCLUSION:

Women with unexplained infertility are at increased risk for having undiagnosed celiac disease, which may be a potentially modifiable (and treatable) risk factor.

PMID:
21682114
PMCID:
PMC3122153
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