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Fertil Steril. 1990 Feb;53(2):379-81.

"Wash leather scrotum" (scrotal dermatitis): a treatable cause of male infertility.

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St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, United Kingdom.


A group of 16 male patients with infertility had dermatitis of the scrotum and groins giving lichenified oedematous skin; the resulting thickening and loss of rugosity produced a characteristic appearance that we have termed wash leather scrotum. Treatment of the dermatosis resulted in an improvement in sperm count and motility in most patients, and 5 couples produced one or more pregnancies.

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