Leukocytospermia or pyospermia is defined as having white blood cells in the semen, with a concentration that is above 1 million per milliliter. The cause of this sperm disorder is an infection in the seminal tract, which should be treated with antibiotics, as it can affect spermatogenesis (sperm production process), and lead to oligospermia or teratozoospermia.
Can leukocytospermia cause teratozoospermia and male infertility?
By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 11/26/2018
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)