Environment and Endometriosis: a toxic relationship

Antonino Perino, Soave, Dessole, Antonino Perino, Marci, Caserta, Wenger

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Abstract

Endometriosis is a common, be- nign, estrogen-dependent gynecological dis- ease that represents one of the main causes of hospitalization in industrialized countries. It is well established that a large amount of natural and man-made chemicals are present in the en- vironment and both humans and animals are exposed to them. Dioxin and dioxin-like com- pounds have long biological half-life, can accu- mulate within the organism and could negative- ly affect several physiological processes. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of the possible relationship between these chemicals and the pathogenesis of en- dometriosis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1964-1972
Number of pages9
JournalEUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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