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Chronic Excessive Alcohol Consumption and Male Fertility: A Case Report on Reversible Azoospermia and a Literature Review.
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PMID:  23969551     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIMS: The aim of this work was to report on a heavy drinker whose azoospermia was reversed after alcohol withdrawal. We also review the literature on links between alcohol consumption and azoospermia.
METHOD: This study is a clinical case report and a literature review.
RESULTS: Two years after alcohol withdrawal, a child was born following assisted reproduction technique. Excessive alcohol consumption (i.e. more than 60 g a day) is strongly associated with azoospermia and this condition may be reversible after alcohol withdrawal.
CONCLUSIONS: Testicular biopsies should be countra-indicated for heavy drinkers, and in order to increase the chances of obtaining a pregnancy, alcohol abstinence should be encouraged in male with low-to-moderate alcohol intakes.
Bruno Guthauser; Florence Boitrelle; Arnaud Plat; Nicolas Thiercelin; Francois Vialard
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-8-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1464-3502     ISO Abbreviation:  Alcohol Alcohol.     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-8-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8310684     Medline TA:  Alcohol Alcohol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Reproductive Biology, Dreux Hospital, Dreux, France.
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