Poor In Vitro Fertilisation Outcomes in Genital Tuberculosis – Case Report


This is a case series that highlights the challenges in instituting in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment amongs genital tuberculosis patients.

Full Title of Study: “Poor In Vitro Fertilisation Outcomes in Genital Tuberculosis – Case Report”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Retrospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: June 30, 2021

Detailed Description

In this case series, the investigators recruited patients undergoing IVF treatment previously diagnosed with TB between 01/01/2014 and 30/06/2021. Patients were recruited at the beginning of their IVF treatments. Total sampling was employed for this study.


  • Other: In vitro fertilisation
    • In vitro fertilisation

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Live birth rate
    • Time Frame: 9 months of gestation
    • the number of live births divided by the number of patients recruited

Secondary Measures

  • Clinical pregnancy rate
    • Time Frame: 9 months of gestation
    • the number of clinical pregnancies divided by the number of patients recruited

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • patients with confirmed genital tuberculosis enrolling in in vitro fertilisation treatment Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients not confirmed to having genital tuberculosis

Gender Eligibility: Female

Minimum Age: N/A

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Kevin Dominique Tjandraprawira, Junior Doctor in Obstetrics and Gynecology – Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Kevin D Tjandraprawirra, M.D., M.Sc., Principal Investigator, Universitas Padjadjaran


Sharma JB. Current Diagnosis and Management of Female Genital Tuberculosis. J Obstet Gynaecol India. 2015 Dec;65(6):362-71. doi: 10.1007/s13224-015-0780-z. Epub 2015 Oct 7. Review.

Citations Reporting on Results

Djuwantono T, Permadi W, Septiani L, Faried A, Halim D, Parwati I. Female genital tuberculosis and infertility: serial cases report in Bandung, Indonesia and literature review. BMC Res Notes. 2017 Dec 4;10(1):683. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-3057-z.

Dai W, Ma L, Cao Y, Wu D, Yu T, Zhai J. In vitro fertilization outcome in women with endometrial tuberculosis and tubal tuberculosis. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2020 Sep;36(9):819-823. doi: 10.1080/09513590.2019.1702639. Epub 2019 Dec 17.

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