Biogonidiaki, Center of Infertility Investigation and Genetic Research, Volos, Greece
Democritus University of Thrace, Laboratory of Physiology, Alexandroupolis, Greece
IASO General Hospital, Department of Microbiology, Larissa, Greece
Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Microbiology, Alexandroupolis, Greece
Center of Infertility Investigation and Genetic Research
Glavani 30 st
Any use, distribution, reproduction or abstract of this publication in any medium, with the exception of commercial purposes, is permitted provided the original work is properly cited. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Relationship between Chlamydia-Ureaplasma-Mycoplasma
Genital Detection with Semen Concentration and
Motility among Greek Men .
Int J Fertil Steril.
One hundred and seventy two men at the State of Thessaly, Greece, inquiring semen
analysis were enrolled in the study in order to investigate the incidence of Chlamydia,
Ureaplasma and Mycoplasma (C-U-M) genera in respect to total sperm number (TSN),
progressive motility (grades a and b) and total motility (grades a, b and c). Putative
relation of C-U-M acquirement with sexual behavior was also investigated. Incidence
of C-U-M among non-oligozoospermic and oligozoospermic men was similar. Νο correlation of C-U-M carriage to either oligozoospermia or asthenozoospermia was found.
The tested semen parameters were negatively correlated to the age of sexual intercourse
initiation and positively correlated to the number of sex partners. Early age of sexual
intercourse initiation or high number of sexual partners was not statistical significantly
correlated to C-U-M acquirement. Overall, TSN and motility (either progressive or total)
were not influenced by the presence of C-U-M genera in a sample of Greek population
undergoing semen evaluation. To distinguish the role of C-U-M in male infertility and
clarify the so far controversial scarce literature, large control case studies are needed using nucleic acid amplification techniques to detect these pathogens.