Relationship of abnormal vaginal flora, proinflammatory cytokines and idiopathic infertility in women undergoing IVF Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cervix Uteri
  • Cytokines
  • Embryo Transfer
  • Fertilization in Vitro
  • Infertility, Female
  • Vaginosis, Bacterial

abstract

  • Abnormal vaginal flora, including that causing BV, is associated with elevated cervical levels of IL-1 beta and IL-8. The induction of proinflammatory cytokines by an altered vaginal ecosystem may be a previously unrecognized cause of idiopathic infertility.

publication date

  • October 14, 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11584481

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 806

end page

  • 10

volume

  • 46

number

  • 9