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Endometriosis-associated Lyme disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20143981     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aim of this study is to report three cases of patients with endometriosis and infertility, and associated with Lyme disease. The medical files of 405 women with endometriosis and 200 without endometriosis were studied retrospectively. We report 3 cases with endometriosis and Lyme disease. Of 405 patients with endometriosis treated in our study over a 6-year period, 3(0.8%) had Lyme disease. All cases presented with typical erythema migraines, fever and fatigue. The serological findings were positive for Borrelia burgdorferi, for 3 cases. Two out of 3 women underwent IVF-ET procedures and one of them conceived in the first cycle without complication during pregnancy or after childbirth recorded. We concluded that women with endometriosis are more likely to have chronic fatigue syndrome, systemic lupus erythematous, Sj?gren's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and other autoimmune inflammatory and endocrine diseases. A review of the literature confirms the uniqueness of the co-existence of Lyme disease in women with endometriosis in these cases.
Authors:
I M Matalliotakis; H Cakmak; M D E Ziogos; A Kalogeraki; D Kappou; A Arici
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1364-6893     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-10     Completed Date:  2010-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  184-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. matakgr@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Endometriosis / complications*
Female
Humans
Lyme Disease / complications*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies

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