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Primary ovarian insufficiency: different approaches in three cases and a review of literature

By Ana Marina Moreira and Poli Mara Spritzer

Abstract

Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) is the condition of intermittent or permanent gonadal insufficiency that occurs in women before the age of 40. We describe three cases of POI referred to the outpatient endocrinology clinic of a university hospital. The three patients met diagnostic criteria for POI and were managed by specific approaches tailored to individualized goals. In the first case, the main concern was fertility and the reproductive prognosis. The second patient was a carrier of a common genetic cause of POI: premutation of the FMR1 gene. The third case was a patient diagnosed with a POI and established osteoporosis, a common complication of estrogen deprivation. This study reports the treatment and follow-up of these cases, with an emphasis on relevant aspects of individualized management, alongside a brief literature review

Topics: Diseases of the endocrine glands. Clinical endocrinology, RC648-665
Publisher: Bioscientifica
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.1530/EDM-16-0026
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:80169ba8c61a4d8cb9be3c24a0a5d8ea
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