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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 249-251

Autoimmune oophoritis: A rarely encountered ovarian lesion


1 Department of Pathology, Bahrain Specialist Hospital, Juffair, Manama, Bahrain
2 Department of Gynecology, Bahrain Specialist Hospital, Juffair, Manama, Bahrain

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sunitha Jacob
Department of Pathology, Bahrain Specialist Hospital, Juffair, Manama
Bahrain
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.155335

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Autoimmune oophoritis is a rare disorder causing ovarian failure clinically characterized by amenorrhea and infertility. It often occurs in a setting of autoimmune polyendocrine syndromes. A 38-year-old female presented with a 3 years history of secondary amenorrhea. She was on treatment for Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Addison's disease. The ovaries were cystic and histologically featured by folliculotropic lymphoplasmacytic inflammatory infiltrate concentrated in the theca interna layer of developing follicles, but sparing the primordial follicles.


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