Dioxin may promote inflammation-related development of endometriosis.

Bruner-Tran KL, Yeaman GR, Crispens MA, Igarashi TM, Osteen KG
Fertil Steril. 2008 89 (5 Suppl): 1287-98

PMID: 18394613 · PMCID: PMC2430157 · DOI:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.02.102

Laboratory and population-based studies suggest that exposure to environmental toxicants may be one of several triggers for the development of endometriosis. We discuss evidence that modulation of the endometrial endocrine-immune interface could mechanistically link toxicant exposure to the development of this disease.

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Animals Dioxins Disease Models, Animal Endometriosis Endometrium Environmental Exposure Female Humans Inflammation Models, Biological

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