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Early Detection, Treatment of Endometrial Tuberculosis Can Prevent Infertility in Women

by Louise Gagnon,  DG News,  June 22, 2009

The early detection of endometrial tuberculosis can lead to treatment that can prevent the onset of infertility in women, according to a study presented here at the 26th International Congress of Chemotherapy and Infection (ICC).

"If a woman complains of infertility or is having no period or irregular periods, it may be a reason to look for endometrial tuberculosis," said Dr. Shubha Sagar Trivedi, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India.

Current testing is not sensitive enough to detect very small numbers of bacteria to allow for a diagnosis of endometrial tuberculosis early on to avoid damage to the fallopian tubes, she explained.

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