Detection of antisperm‐antibodies in patients with primary testicular cancer

R. S. FOSTER, L. R. RUBIN, A. MCNULTY, R. BIHRLE, J. P. DONOHUE

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Abstract

Serum antisperm-antibodies have been noted to develop as a result of various types of testicular pathology and injury. Their presence sometimes correlates with impaired fertility. We examined 52 patients with non-seminomatous low-stage testicular cancer for the presence of serum antisperm-antibodies to determine whether or not auto-immunity is a factor in the depressed fertility known to exist in these patients. Twenty-one per cent were discovered to have serum antisperm-antibodies using an immunofluorescent technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-185
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Andrology
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1991

Keywords

  • antisperm-antibodies
  • immunofluorescence
  • testis cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology

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