Autoimmunity & Infertility

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The diagnosis of an autoimmune disease is based on symptoms, findings from a physical examination, and results from laboratory tests. Specific autoimmune diseases are, at times, difficult to diagnose, especially in the early stages of the disease, when symptoms and laboratory data may not yet be specific enough. At CHR, because autoimmunityautoimmunity plays a significant role in female fertility, we test a range of autoimmune markers to screen women for clinical and subclinical autoimmunity. Although autoimmune diseases are usually chronic, the course they take is often unpredictable.

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Last Updated: November 15, 2014

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