Coeliac disease as a possible cause of some gynecological and obstetric abnormalities


Authors: K. Fiolková;  K. Biringer;  M. Hrtánková;  R. Fiolka;  J. Danko
Authors‘ workplace: Gynekologicko-pôrodnícka klinika UNM, Jesseniova lekárska fakulta UK, Martin přednosta prof. MUDr. J. Danko, CSc.
Published in: Čes. Gynek.2016, 81, č. 6 s. 470-476

Overview

Objective:
To bring a review of available literature sources on the prevalence of coeliac disease and its possible impact on gynecological and obstetric disorders.

Design:
Review article.

Setting:
Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava, Martin, Slovakia.

Methods:
Analysis of literary sources.

Conclusion:
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune enteropathy caused by abnormal immune system response to gluten. Over the last decade when the prevalence of the disease increases rapidly confirming the relationship between coeliac disease and a range of reproductive disorders. Problems in this area are mostly confirmed in untreated women. Among the atypical symptoms of coeliac disease also include infertility such as delayed onset of menstruation, early menopause, secondary amenorrhea, infertility and pregnancy complications, such as recurrent abortions, intrauterine fetal growth restriction, small fetus for gestational age, low birth weight and premature birth.

Keywords:
coeliac disease, infertility, pregnancy complications


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