Immunological Aspects of Endometriosis: An Update
Article first published online: 4 JUL 2011
© 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S
American Journal of Reproductive Immunology
Special Issue: Marcus Wallenberg International Symposium in Comparative Reproductive Immunology, “Immunology at the fetal maternal interface: Basic science and clinical applications”, July 7–8th, 2011, Linköping University, Sweden
Volume 66, Issue Supplement s1, pages 101–104, July 2011
How to Cite
Olovsson, M. (2011), Immunological Aspects of Endometriosis: An Update. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 66: 101–104. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0897.2011.01045.x
- Issue published online: 4 JUL 2011
- Article first published online: 4 JUL 2011
- Submitted May 15, 2011; accepted May 17, 2011.
Citation Olovsson M. Immunological Aspects of Endometriosis: An Update. Am J Reprod Immunol 2011; 66 (Suppl. 1): 101–104
Endometriosis is a very complex disease that profoundly affects the quality of life of many women.
Method of study
A review of the relationships between the female immune system and the occurrence and development of endometriosis.
Function and dysfunction of the female immune system plays important roles in the initiation and progression of the disease and its relation to infertility and cancer.
Owing to obvious associations between endometriosis and the immune system, future treatment strategies might be based on immunological concepts and methods.