Is there a link between leukocytospermia and teratospermia?

By Rebeca Reus BSc, MSc.
Last Update: 09/20/2017

Yes. Several studies have found a link between leukospermia and greater chances of suffering teratospermia, that is, having an elevated number of morphologically abnormal sperm in the ejaculate.

However, this association is not clear enough yet, as it does not apply in all cases—the amount of sperms with abnormal forms does not always increase, or not so severely as to diagnose the patient with teratozoospermia.

Also, pyospermia has been related to low sperm concentration (oligospermia) as well as alterations in sperm motility (asthenospermia).

Suggested for you: Leukocytospermia or Pyospermia – Symptoms, Causes & Treatment.

BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).
Embryologist. Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).
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