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Successful treatment of male infertility caused by antispermatozoal antibodies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7155028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spermatozoa in the ejaculate of a man with antispermatozoal antibodies in the serum (gelatin agglutination technique (GAT) titre, 640) and the seminal plasma (GAT titre, 80) were shown to have IgG and IgA bound to them. In preparation for intrauterine artificial insemination, the ejaculate was collected in Tyrode's medium. Then spermatozoa were washed, resuspended in Tyrode's medium, and 0.2 mL of the suspension was injected in the uterus. A successful pregnancy resulted. Reasons are given for considering that the successful pregnancy resulted from the manipulation of the semen.
B Boettcher; D J Kay; S B Fitchett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  1982 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-03-11     Completed Date:  1983-03-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  471-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Autoantibodies / analysis*
Immunoglobulin A / analysis
Immunoglobulin G / analysis
Infertility, Male / etiology,  therapy*
Insemination, Artificial / methods*
Insemination, Artificial, Homologous / methods*
Spermatozoa / immunology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Autoantibodies; 0/Immunoglobulin A; 0/Immunoglobulin G; 0/Solutions

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