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Masoodi Z.,Burn and Reconstructive Surgery | Ahmad I.,Burn and Reconstructive Surgery | Khurram F.,Burn and Reconstructive Surgery
Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction | Year: 2012

Objective: To ascertain changes in fertility in post Fournier's gangrene patients on account of changed scrotal environment. Methods: Sixty post Fournier's patients were as cases and 50 non Fournier's individuals aptlyserved as controls. All subjects were followed up for 1 year. Aspects of fertility were investigated by means of a seminogram at 6 months and analysis for volume, viscosity, sperm concentration, motility and morphology according to WHO guidelines was done. Ability of the couples to conceive children in 1 year was also noted. The control group was investigated similarly and values were compared for significance. Results: The seminogram results were found out to be highly significant as there was marked difference in values (. chi-square value 6.28, P-value< 0.012) whereas there was no significant association between attaining pregnancy at 1 year in two groups. Conclusions: A readily palpable difference in the seminogram values observed in Fournier's patients is the most significant finding of this study. Also highlighted was that despite such seminogram changes the overall ability of the couple to achieve pregnancy remains unaltered. © 2012 Hainan Medical College.

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