It seems that alterations in the immune system that lead to immune tolerance are a fundamental factor in the development of endometriosis. Also, the symptoms and mechanisms of action of the disease are similar to those of some autoimmune diseases. However, the studies that have been done so far do not allow it to be classified as autoimmune; for now it seems to be a multifactorial disease.
Is endometriosis an autoimmune disease?
By Sara Salgado B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 01/03/2017
Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Master's Degree in Human Assisted Reproduction from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Certificate of University Expert in Genetic Diagnosis Techniques from the University of Valencia (UV).