Arch Esp Urol 2017 Sep;70(7):662-668
Facultad de Ciencias Bioquímicas y Farmacéuticas. Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR).Departamento de Bioquímica Clínica UNR.
BMC Infect Dis 2007 Nov 8;7:129. Epub 2007 Nov 8.
Department of Microbiology and research Laboratory Microorganismes et Pathologie Humaine, Habib BOURGUIBA Hospital-Sfax-TUNISIA.
Background: Genital ureaplasmas (Ureaplasma urealyticum and Ureaplasma parvum) and mycoplasmas (Mycoplasma genitalium and Mycoplasma hominis) are potentially pathogenic species playing an etiologic role in both genital infections and male infertility. Reports are, however, controversial regarding the effects of these microorganisms infections in the sperm seminological variables. This study aimed at determining the frequency of genital ureplasmas and mycoplasmas in semen specimens collected from infertile men, and at comparing the seminological variables of semen from infected and non-infected men with these microorganisms. Read More
Arch Androl 2001 May-Jun;46(3):189-95
Universidad de Oriente, Escuela de Medicina, Departamento de Ciencias Fisiológicas, Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela.
Prevalence of IgA antibodies to Chlamydia trachomatis in semen samples from infertile men was estimated and its clinical meaning is discussed. The ejaculate of 102 infertile men without any symptom of genital infection was studied, and seminal alterations were classified according to WHO criteria. Antichlamydial IgA antibodies were detected using a solid-phase, enzyme-linked immunoassay (ImmunoComb II Chlamydia trachomatis monovalent IgA) and related to sperm count, motility and membrane integrity, seminal leucocyte count, and past history of sexually transmitted disease (STD). Read More
Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 2001 Jun;6(2):102-7
Laboratory of Bacteriology-Virology, University School of Medicine Sfax, Tunisia.
Objective: Chlamydia trachomatis is a common sexually transmitted micro-organism. The impact of chlamydial infection on semen parameters and male fertility is controversial. Our purpose was to determine the prevalence of C. Read More
Urology 2013 Jun 18;81(6):1219-24. Epub 2013 Apr 18.
Department of Urology, Cheil General Hospital, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea.
Objective: To assess the relationship between mycoplasma infection and human infertility, we determined the concordance of Ureaplasma urealyticum (UU) and Mycoplasma hominis (MH) detection in infertile and fertile couples, and assessed semen parameters in both groups.
Methods: Fifty infertile couples without a female factor attending a fertility clinic and 48 fertile couples were randomly screened for UU and MH. The concordance between partners was compared between the fertile and infertile groups. Read More