Fertility and infertility implications in rheumatoid arthritis; state of the art

Fattah, A and Asadi, A and Shayesteh, M.R.H and Hesari, F.H and Jamalzehi, S and Abbasi, M.f and Mousavi, M.J and Aslani, S (2020) Fertility and infertility implications in rheumatoid arthritis; state of the art. Inflammation Research, 69 (8). pp. 721-729. ISSN 10233830

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Background: A bulk of investigations imply that women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) deliver fewer children in comparison to healthy women. Purpose: This review article attempts to clarify the involvement of infertility-related issues in both RA men and women. Moreover, the effect of RA disease on the fertility quality and quantity will be discussed. Results: Declined fertility rate in RA women seems to stem from modified inflammatory settings, advanced maternal age, limited sexual activity, and adverse effects of drugs on ovarian function. Women with RA may have smaller families and seem to be slower to conceive relative to their peer women. The chance of gestation in RA women may drop due to suppressed sexual function through pain and fatigue. In addition, treatment of RA women with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may prevent ovulation and therefore hinder the conception. Conclusions: A complex interaction between RA disease and fertility related issues is present. Despite an increase rate of infertility in RA females or males, the mechanisms involved in this outcome is still unknown. Plausible causes of the decreased fertility rate in RA patients might be due to inflammatory cytokines, suppressed sexual activity, drug treatments, mother age, personal choice, or a combination of these elements.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fertility Inflammation Pregnancy Rheumatoid arthritis
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR180 Immunology
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Divisions: Faculty of Medicin > Department of Immunology and Allergy
Depositing User: خدیجه شبانکاره
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2020 08:59
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2020 08:59
URI: http://eprints.bpums.ac.ir/id/eprint/8980

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