Endometrial seedlings. A survival instinct? Immunomodulation and its role in the pathophysiology of endometriosis.

Abstract

Endometriosis occurs when ectopic cells from the endometrium implant within the peritoneum. It is considered as a disease of multifactorial aetiology and affects 7-10% of women of reproductive age worldwide. In endometriosis, the immune system is thought to be dysfunctional and various studies have shown cytokine imbalance. Commonly upregulated cytokines… (More)

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