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.

Allergic reaction to a highly purified urinary follicle stimulating hormone preparation in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation for in vitro fertilization.

GENAZZANI, ANDREA;ARTINI, PAOLO GIOVANNI;
2000

Abstract

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.
Battaglia, C; Salvatori, M; Regnani, G; Primavera, Mr; Genazzani, Andrea; Artini, PAOLO GIOVANNI; Volpe, A.
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