Immunologic male subfertility

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Abstract

About a century ago the ability of sperm to induce an immune response was determined. Since then, understanding of the immune system’s interplay with fertility has expanded significantly. In this article, the normal functions of the immune system will first be briefly described to provide context for the rest of the article, which will cover the pathophysiology, diagnostics, and management of immune infertility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Reproduction
PublisherElsevier
Pages287-290
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780128151457
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Anti-sperm antibodies
  • Blood-testis barrier
  • Immune system
  • Immunobead test
  • In-vitro fertilization
  • Infertility
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
  • Intrauterine insemination
  • Leukocyte migration inhibition factor
  • Mixed agglutination reaction
  • Orchitis
  • Sperm antigenicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Brannigan, R. E., & Lam, I. (2018). Immunologic male subfertility. In Encyclopedia of Reproduction (pp. 287-290). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.64780-3