Horm Metab Res 1996; 28(4): 187-189
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-979157
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Effect of Surgically Induced Hypoestrinism on Immunoregulation in Perimenopausal Women

I. Žofková, R. L. Kancheva
  • Institute of Endocrinology, Prague, Czech Republic
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23 April 2007 (online)

The object of the present study was to investigate the effect of bilateral oophorectomy (OOX) on CD4+ and CD8+ subsets of T-lymphocytes in 8 immunologically healthy perimenopausal women with regular bleeding. Between the 12th and 16th week after OOX, CD8+ (%) increased in all of the investigated women (mean values compared to values before OOX: 37.8 ± 3.4 vs 26 ± 4.13, p < 0.05). CD4+ increased in five women, and decreased in another three (means: 36.4 ± 3.6 vs 38 ± 4.6). The immunoregulatory index (CD4+/CD8+ ratio) declined in seven women, while it was unchanged in one (means: 1.09 ± 0.2 vs 1.71 ± 0.22, p < 0.05). The compliance of the treatment was controlled by serum estrogen, LH and FSH. From these results it is apparent that surgically induced hypoestrinism inhibits immunoregulation in perimenopausal women.