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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2008, Vol. 35 Issue (2): 149-150    DOI:
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Tuberculosis of the cervix and infertility: report of a rare case
P. Guié1, P. Iovenitti2, *(), K. N’guessan3, J. Tegnan1, K. Koffi1, G. Carta3, S. Anongba1
1Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics CHU Treichville, Abidjan
2Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Medical Centre, Saint Louis Orione d’Anyama, Anyama
3Department of Anatomo-Pathology, CHU Treichville, Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
4Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University of L’Aquila (Italy)
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Abstract  
Tubercolosis is a frequent bacterial infection in less developed countries. Lung and lymph node localisations are common, while the genital apparatus is less involved. In this work a rare case of cervical tuberculosis followed by some lesions causing infertility in a 20-year-old woman is reported. The diagnosis was confirmed by a histological examination from a biopsy of the cervix. The patient was offered six-month antituberculosis therapy which eliminated the cervical lesions. A few years later she came under our care for infertility due to uterine adhesions diagnosed by hysterosalpingography. Now the patient is being treated for infertility complicated by amenorrhoea.
Key words:  Tuberculosis      Cervix      Infertility     
Published:  10 June 2008     
*Corresponding Author(s):  P. IOVENITTI     E-mail:  piero.iove@yahoo.it

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P. Guié, P. Iovenitti, K. N’guessan, J. Tegnan, K. Koffi, G. Carta, S. Anongba. Tuberculosis of the cervix and infertility: report of a rare case. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2008, 35(2): 149-150.

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