Is there any relationship between unrecognized Celiac disease and unexplained infertile couples?

Karaca N., Yilmaz R., Aktun L. H., Batmaz G., Karaca C.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.26, no.6, pp.484-486, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjg.2015.0123
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.484-486
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background/Aims: Celiac Disease (CD) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by small intestinal malabsorbtion and diarrhea, triggered by the ingestion of food products containing gluten. There are studies reporting that some nutritional deficiencies and some factors related to immunity may cause a decrease in fertility as well as some problems in sperm parameters. The prevalence of CD in unexplained infertility (UEI) couples is not as high as that mentioned in some reports. There is no accurate knowledge about the prevalence of CD in a UEI couple.