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Sperm antibodies in men with oligozoospermia and azoospermia



Sperm antibodies in men with oligozoospermia and azoospermia



South African Medical Journal 56(14): 573-574



Spermatozoal antibodies found in the sera of oligozoospermic and azoospermic men are often related to infertility or subfertility. In this study the sera of 36 such men were examined for the presence of sperm antibodies. During the routine analysis of the semen, note was taken of the type and degree of agglutination in the ejaculates. The semen and serum of 15 normozoospermic men were used as controls. The gelatin agglutination, micro-agglutination and tube-slide agglutination tests were compared. A correlation between the state of fertility and the presence of sperm antibodies was found. The presence of sperm antibodies is more likely to be a corollary than a cause of oligozoospermia or azoospermia.

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