Waddlia chondrophila and Male Infertility.

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Title
Waddlia chondrophila and Male Infertility.
Journal
Microorganisms
Author(s)
Baud D., Vulliemoz N., Zapata MVM, Greub G., Vouga M., Stojanov M.
ISSN
2076-2607 (Print)
ISSN-L
2076-2607
Publication state
Published
Issued date
17/01/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
8
Number
1
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
Waddlia chondrophila, a Chlamydia-like bacterium, has been previously associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Analogously to Chlamydia trachomatis, W. chondrophila also negatively impacts human semen and may be a source of impaired male fertility. In this study, we analyzed W. chondrophila seroprevalence in a population of male patients of infertile couples and the impact of past exposition to this bacterium on semen parameters. Our results show a surprisingly high seroprevalence of W. chondrophila, which contrasts with a previous study focusing on a population of healthy men. Nevertheless, we did not observe any significant association between positive serology and abnormal sperm parameters. This may suggest that a negative impact on semen is observed only during an ongoing infection. Alternatively, W. chondrophila may have an immune impact on male fertility, as previously postulated for women with adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Keywords
Waddlia, chlamydia-like, male infertility, semen
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