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Endometriosis is a common and debilitating condition of women in their reproductive age that is associated with pain and infertility. Current medical treatments are only partially effective and associated with wide-ranging side effects. New understanding of local estrogen production by endometriotic tissue and the availability of powerful suppressing drugs may herald a new era in the treatment of this condition.

Original publication

DOI

10.1100/tsw.2008.164

Type

Journal article

Journal

ScientificWorldJournal

Publication Date

25/12/2008

Volume

8

Pages

1325 - 1327

Keywords

Adult, Coumarins, Disease Progression, Endometriosis, Enzyme Inhibitors, Estrogens, Female, Humans, Ovary, Steryl-Sulfatase, Sulfonamides, Sulfonic Acids, Treatment Outcome