Fertility and Ovarian Reserve among Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: We sought to identify causes for infertility in women with and without rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Women with RA were matched to healthy controls. Differences in anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and anovulation were analyzed. RESULTS: Women with RA had lower AMH (β -1.05, 95% CI -2.09 to -0.005), but no difference was observed when AMH was log-transformed. No difference in anovulation was observed. Infertility prevalence was similar between groups, primarily attributable to polycystic ovary syndrome in healthy controls but largely unexplained in women with RA. CONCLUSION: AMH was lower in women with RA, but reasons for infertility among women with RA remain unknown.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Eudy, AM; McDaniel, G; Hurd, WW; Clowse, MEB

Published Date

  • May 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 455 - 459

PubMed ID

  • 30442826

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0315-162X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3899/jrheum.180176


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Canada