Endometriosis and possible inflammation markers

Meng Hsing Wu, Kuei Yang Hsiao, Shaw Jenq Tsai

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Abstract

Inflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of endometriosis. Infiltration of peritoneal macrophages and local proinflammatory mediators in the peritoneal microenvironment affect ovarian function and pelvic anatomy leading to the symptoms and signs of endometriosis. The identification of a noninvasive marker for endometriosis will facilitate early diagnosis and treatment of this disease. This review provides an overview of local microenvironmental inflammation and systemic inflammation biomarkers in endometriosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-67
Number of pages7
JournalGynecology and Minimally Invasive Therapy
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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