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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Rheumatology|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1997|
- induction of ovulation
- systemic lupus erythematosus
- transverse myelitis
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