Volume 9, Issue 2 (6-2006)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2006, 9(2): 40-46 | Back to browse issues page

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Eshrati B, Houlakooei K, Kamli M, Hassan-zadeh J, Borhani M, Poor-Malek F et al . The effect of previous history of Tuberculosis on female infertility in Rooyan institute of infertility patients. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2006; 9 (2) :40-46
URL: http://amuj.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-238-en.html
resident , eshrati@royaninstitute.org
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Introduction: The reason of infertility can have a direct influence on the plan and outcome of management. In this paper we intend to show the effect of tuberculosis (TB) history on female infertility among infertile couples attending to Rooyan infertility management center. Materials and methods: In this case-control study our cases were those who were diagnosed as infertile female and controls were those women whose husbands were infertile due to some male factor. We used logestic regression for analyzing the association of history of Tuberculosis and female infertility with attributable risk estimation. Results: 308 cases were compared to 314 controls. Considering the odds ratio and its 95% confidence interval, there was a significant difference between the history of TB and infertility (OR=4.7, 95% CI: 1.01-29.91). The attributable risk of TB for female infertility was 0.023±0.01 (which is significant at 5% level). Conclusion: These figures show that at least 2% of female infertility can be prevented by prevention and proper treatment of tuberculosis.
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