Identification of ovarian antibodies by immunofluorescence, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay or immunoblotting in premature ovarian failure.

@article{Wheatcroft1997IdentificationOO,
  title={Identification of ovarian antibodies by immunofluorescence, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay or immunoblotting in premature ovarian failure.},
  author={N J Wheatcroft and Carol A. Salt and A Milford-Ward and Ian Douglas Cooke and Anthony P. Weetman},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 12},
  pages={2617-22}
}
The development of new techniques for the detection of ovarian antibodies has challenged early concepts about the rarity of ovarian antibodies in idiopathic premature ovarian failure (POF), but few attempts have been made to compare results between assays. We have sought to define the prevalence of ovarian autoimmunity in a group of 30 idiopathic POF patients compared to a group of 12 patients with POF plus an associated autoimmune disease and a group of 38 controls, using an enzyme-linked… CONTINUE READING