Women and celiac disease: association with unexplained infertility.

  title={Women and celiac disease: association with unexplained infertility.},
  author={Rinaldo Pellicano and Marco Astegiano and Marco Bruno and Sharmila Fagoonee and Mario Rizzetto},
  journal={Minerva medica},
  volume={98 3},
Celiac disease (CD) is a permanent intolerance to gluten characterized by destructions of the small intestinal villi and malabsorption. The gluten-free diet (GFD) results in healing of the mucosa, resolution of the malabsorpitive states, and reversal of great part of CD effects. Among the extradigestive complications associated with CD, unexplained infertility has been reported since the 70's. The prevalence of CD among women with unexplained infertility is 2.5-3.5%, higher, although not always… CONTINUE READING