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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 276-277

Infertility improved by etanercept in ankylosing spondylitis

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, Vakif Gureba Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Nihal Ozaras
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, Vakif Gureba Training Hospital, Istanbul
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.45155

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The effect of TNF-α and TNF-α antagonists on semen quality in men is controversial. TNF-α levels are usually low in seminal plasma, but they tend to increase in inflammatory and infectious diseases. Etanercept is a highly-specific antagonist of TNF-α. In this report, we describe the development of pregnancy in a couple with a previously infertile husband, who received etanercept for ankylosing spondylitis.


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