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J Reprod Immunol. 2013 Nov;100(1):30-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jri.2013.05.004. Epub 2013 Aug 12.

Prostatitis and male infertility.

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Center for Reproductive Medicine and Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA; Salman Bin Abdulaziz University, College of Medicine, P.O. Box: 173, Alkharj 11942, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address: Saadas1@hotmail.com.

Abstract

The prostate gland plays an important role in male reproduction. Inflammation of the prostate gland (prostatitis) is a common health problem affecting many young and middle aged men. Prostatitis is considered a correctable cause of male infertility, but the pathophysiology and appropriate treatment options of prostatitis in male infertility remain unclear. This literature review will focus on current data regarding prostatitis and its impact on male infertility.

KEYWORDS:

Infection; Leukocytospermia; Male infertility; Prostatitis; Seminal fluid

PMID:
23938147
DOI:
10.1016/j.jri.2013.05.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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