Isolation of Staphylococcus aureus in seminal fluid and its impact on semen quality/quantity
- Country : Georgia
- Subject : Urology
The influence of Gram-positive uropathogenic bacteria on sperm morphology and function has been poorly investigated until now.The effects of bacterial presence on sperm quality and fertility are controversial. S. aureus is one of the dominant bacteria isolated from the semen samples of males complaining of infertility. Bacteria are capable of agglutinating and immobilizing spermatozoa. S. aureus reduced sperm motility. Although S. aureus has been reported to cause immobilization of spermatozoa, however, its role in infertility has yet to be elucidated.
We retrospectively have studied the medical records of the 28 patients who visited TSMU The First University Clinic Department of Urology from 2017 January - until May 2017 with complaining of infertility and who had bacteriologicaly Staphylococcus aureus in seminal fluid, no other urophatogens(Ureaplasma, Chlamidia, Mycoplasma) and risk factors for infertility were found and determined the influence of Staphylococcus aureus on semen quality and quantity.