Return of fertility after twelve years of autoimmune ovarian failure.
Taylor R., Smith NM., Angus B., Horne CH., Dunlop W.
Autoimmune ovarian failure is widely regarded as irreversible, although ovarian biopsy characteristically shows follicles surrounded by lymphocytes. Two previous reports of pregnancy in this condition both followed institution of steroid replacement therapy (Finer et al., 1985; Cowchock et al., 1988). We report a case in which fertility spontaneously returned to normal twelve years after the diagnosis of autoimmune ovarian failure.