Fatal exacerbation of systemic lupus erythematosus after induction of ovulation

Patrizia Casoli, Bruno Tumiati, Giovanni La Sala

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Abstract

It is well known that sex hormones can regulate the course of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We describe a young woman who had a fatal exacerbation of SLE after controlled ovarian hyperstimulation for induction of ovulation. We recommend careful attention to the immunological status of the infertile women before starting any ovulation inducing treatment for assisted reproduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1639-1640
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume24
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1997

Keywords

  • induction of ovulation
  • systemic lupus erythematosus
  • transverse myelitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Rheumatology

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    Casoli, P., Tumiati, B., & La Sala, G. (1997). Fatal exacerbation of systemic lupus erythematosus after induction of ovulation. Journal of Rheumatology, 24(8), 1639-1640.