Helicobacter pylori infection and polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescent and young adult patients


Tokmak A., Dogan Z., SARIKAYA E., Timur H., Kekilli M.

JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH, vol.42, no.12, pp.1768-1772, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jog.13103
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1768-1772
  • Keywords: adolescent and young adults, Helicobacter pylori infection, polycystic ovary syndrome, CARDIOVASCULAR RISK, STEROID-HORMONES, GASTRIC-CANCER, INFERTILITY, INFLAMMATION, PREVALENCE, DISEASE
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aim: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of infertility among women of reproductive age. Chronic systemic inflammation has been considered to play a role in the development of PCOS. Helicobacter pylori has been shown to lead to both local gastric and chronic systemic inflammation. In the light of this, the aim of the present study was to investigate a possible link between H. pylori and PCOS.