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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||International Journal of Andrology|
|State||Published - Jun 1991|
- testis cancer
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