Dr. Parviz Kavoussi co-authors study on leukocytospermia

Leukocytospermia, or an elevation of white blood cells in the semen, is a marker of infection or inflammation in the male reproductive tract.  When activated, white blood cells can generate high levels of reactive oxygen species resulting in oxidative stress which has been correlated with poor sperm quality, increased levels of sperm DNA damage (fragmentation), and impaired fertility potential.  Dr. Parviz Kavoussi co-authored a review on leukocytospermia examining the diagnostic testing and the role of leukocytospermia in male infertility and its management.

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