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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.

Original publication

DOI

10.1111/j.1365-2265.1989.tb01254.x

Type

Journal article

Journal

Clinical endocrinology

Publication Date

09/1989

Volume

31

Pages

305 - 308

Addresses

Department of Medicine, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Keywords

Humans, Ovarian Diseases, Infertility, Female, Autoimmune Diseases, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Remission, Spontaneous, Pregnancy, Adult, Female