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

Janet M. Choi, Benjamin Lebwohl, Jeffrey Wang, Susie K. Lee, Joseph A. Murray, Mark V. Sauer, Peter H.R. Green

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-203
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume56
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2011

Keywords

  • Celiac disease
  • Female
  • Infertility
  • Sterility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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