THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN HELICOBACTER PYLORI INFECTION AND UNEXPLAINED SUBFERTILITY IN WOMEN
Mohamad Rafik Awad Shahin, Mohamed Sayed Ali, Ahmed Mahmoud Hussein, Heba abdelbasset allam
Department Obstetrics and Gynecology Ain Shams University.
Objective: The aims of our study were to investigate the association between unexplained infertility and Helicobacter Pylori infection among women attending Ain Shams University Maternity Hospital. Study design: This study was a Case-control observational study conducted in Ain Shams University Maternity Hospital. We analyzed H. pylori IgG antibodies in the serum & cervical mucus of 34 patients diagnosed with unexplained infertility using CTK Onsite Rapid Test (F1206K3F00) comparing that with 34 fertile women. Results: There was a higher proportion of women with positive serum H. pylori antibodies among women with unexplained infertility when compared to control women. However, the difference was statistically insignificant [p=0.052, OR 2.62, 95% CI (0.98 to 6.98)]. There was a higher proportion of women with positive cervical mucus H. pylori antibodies among women with unexplained infertility when compared to control women. However, the difference was statistically insignificant [p=0.140, OR 2.28, 95% CI (0.8 to 6.48)]. Conclusions: Our study demonstrated that no correlation between serum and cervical H. pylori IgG and unexplained infertility