[Home ] [Archive]    
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Submit :: Contact Us ::
:: Volume 2, Issue 4 (Winter 2013) ::
JABS 2013, 2(4): 227-234 Back to browse issues page
An overview of the role of bacterial infection in male infertility
Hamed Fanaei 1, Jalal Mardaneh, Samira Khayat
1- , fanaeih@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (23058 Views)

An important cause of male infertility is the bacterial infections of the genitourinary tract. These infections affect sperm cell function and whole spermatogenesis and also cause deterioration in spermatogenesis, obstruction of the seminal tract, and impairment of spermatozoa function. The most important bacteria associated with genitourinary tract infections include chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and genital mycoplasma species.

Inappropriate or delayed therapy of the bacterial infections of the genitourinary tract will lead to reduced fertility and, subsequently in severe cases, infertility. In other words, a good understanding of the interaction between bacterial infections and the reproductive system plays an important role in the treatment of infertile men. In this review article, we will discuss clinical and laboratory findings related to the bacterial infection of the genitourinary tract and its effects on male infertility.

Keywords: Male infertility, Bacterial infection, Sperm, Reactive oxygen species
Full-Text [PDF 546 kb]   (12499 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Review | Subject: Pathology
Received: 2013/03/12 | Accepted: 2013/09/14 | Published: 2013/09/14
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:


XML   Persian Abstract   Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Fanaei H, Mardaneh J, Khayat S. An overview of the role of bacterial infection in male infertility. JABS. 2013; 2 (4) :227-234
URL: http://jabs.fums.ac.ir/article-1-138-en.html

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Volume 2, Issue 4 (Winter 2013) Back to browse issues page
Journal of Fasa University of Medical Sciences
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.04 seconds with 30 queries by YEKTAWEB 4343