Ovulation induction and in vitro fertilization in systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome.

@article{Guballa2000OvulationIA,
  title={Ovulation induction and in vitro fertilization in systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome.},
  author={N Guballa and Lisa R. Sammaritano and Sergio Schwartzman and Jill P. Buyon and Michael D. Lockshin},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2000},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={550-6}
}
OBJECTIVE During ovulation induction (OI), ovarian stimulation is accomplished by hormonal manipulation, which includes administration of gonadotropins, gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists, follicle-stimulating hormone, and luteinizing hormone. In in vitro fertilization (IVF), progesterone is often added. Because of the possibility of hormone-associated flare or thrombosis, patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and primary antiphospholipid syndrome (primary APS) undergoing OI/IVF… CONTINUE READING
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