We report a case of general hypersensitivity-like allergic reactions to intramuscular injections of highly purified urinary follicle stimulating hormone (uFSH-HP) successfully managed by using intramuscular recombinant FSH (rFSH). The patient underwent a first cycle of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) was achieved with a combination of gonadotropin releasing hormone against (GnRH-a) and uFSH-HP. Because, after oocyte recovery, no fertilization occurred, the couple subsequently entered an intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) program. During the COH, the woman developed general hypersensitivity-like allergic reactions with itching, redness and swelling. Although there was regular follicular growth, the allergic symptoms worsened and, on day 8 of COH, the stimulation cycle was suspended. A few months later, the patient entered a new ICSI cycle. COH was achieved by using a combination of GnRH-a and rFSH. The cycle was completed and the patient did not report any allergic reaction. To avoid allergic reaction to the protein components of the urine-derived FSH preparations, the use of rFSH is suggested in those patients who present local and/or general hypersensitivity-like allergic reactions.
|Autori:||Battaglia C; Salvatori M; Regnani G; Primavera MR; Genazzani A; Artini PG; Volpe A.|
|Titolo:||Allergic reaction to a highly purified urinary follicle stimulating hormone preparation in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation for in vitro fertilization.|
|Anno del prodotto:||2000|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|