Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics

, Volume 13, Issue 8, pp 684–685 | Cite as

Successful pregnancy in a familial mediterranean fever patient following assisted reproduction

  • Edward C. Ditkoff
  • Mark V. Sauer
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We conclude that untreated women with FMF have up to a 30% incidence of infertility due to ovulatory dysfunction and peritoneal adhesions. Some of these women conceive during ovulation induction with or without insemination. We have described the first case of a successful and normal pregnancy in a patient with FMF following in vitro fertilization (IVF) while on prophylaxis colchicine therapy after other treatments for infertility were unsuccessful.


Public Health Developmental Biology Infertility Colchicine Familial Mediterranean Fever 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward C. Ditkoff
    • 1
  • Mark V. Sauer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Reproductive Endocrinology Columbia-Presbyterian Medical CenterColumbia UniversityNew York

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