The role of macrophage colony stimulating factor in the peritoneal fluid in infertile patients with endometriosis.

T. Fukaya, J. Sugawara, H. Yoshida, A. Yajima

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

30 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Macrophage colony stimulating factor (M-CSF) concentrations in the peritoneal fluid of 44 infertile patients were measured. The concentration of M-CSF was significantly higher in the patients with endometriosis than in those without endometriosis. There was no significant difference between the M-CSF concentration and stage of endometriosis classified by revised American Fertility Society (rAFS) classification in the 44 patients. However, in primary infertility patients with endometriosis there was a significant correlation between peritoneal M-CSF levels and rAFS points of endometriosis. We speculate that there is some relationship between the increased levels of M-CSF in the peritoneal cavity and the primary infertility associated with endometriosis especially progression of endometriosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-226
Number of pages6
Journalthe tohoku journal of experimental medicine
Volume172
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Mar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The role of macrophage colony stimulating factor in the peritoneal fluid in infertile patients with endometriosis.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this