Autoimmune oophoritis as a mechanism of follicular dysfunction in women with 46,XX spontaneous premature ovarian failure.

@article{Bakalov2005AutoimmuneOA,
  title={Autoimmune oophoritis as a mechanism of follicular dysfunction in women with 46,XX spontaneous premature ovarian failure.},
  author={Vladimir K. Bakalov and James N Anasti and Karim Anton Calis and Vien H Vanderhoof and Ahalya Premkumar and Shu Hsia Chen and Jadwiga Furmaniak and Bernard Rees Smith and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Beato Merino and Lawrence M. Nelson},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={2005},
  volume={84 4},
  pages={958-65}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the association between serum adrenal cortex autoantibodies and histologically confirmed autoimmune lymphocytic oophoritis. DESIGN Controlled, prospective. SETTING Tertiary research center. PATIENT(S) Two hundred sixty-six women with 46,XX spontaneous premature ovarian failure. INTERVENTION(S) Ovarian biopsy in 10 women. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S) Serum adrenal cortex autoantibodies assessed by indirect immunofluorescence and autoimmune oophoritis assessed by… CONTINUE READING