Idiopathic male infertility related to periodontal and caries status

OBJECTIVES: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the possible correlation between the periodontal and dental status and sperm pathology in idiopathic male infertility. METHODS: The periodontal and caries status and semen quality of 199 men presented with unexplained male infertility were e...

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Main Authors: Práger Nándor Tamás
Pásztor Norbert
Várnagy Ákos
Kozinszky Zoltán
Baráth Zoltán Lajos
Gorzó István
Radnai Márta
Format: Article
Published: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2017
Series:JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PERIODONTOLOGY 44 No. 9
doi:10.1111/jcpe.12785

mtmt:3251988
Online Access:http://publicatio.bibl.u-szeged.hu/12259
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Summary:OBJECTIVES: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the possible correlation between the periodontal and dental status and sperm pathology in idiopathic male infertility. METHODS: The periodontal and caries status and semen quality of 199 men presented with unexplained male infertility were examined. Periodontal and dental factors were analyzed by sperm pathology categories. RESULTS: 106 men had normal sperm parameters, whereas 93 men had some type of spermpathology; 27.95% had oligozoospermia, 23.65% asthenozoospermia, 16.12% cryptozoospermia, 32.25% combined oligo-asthenozoospermia. Poor periodontal status was found in about half of the study group (45.7%). The DMFT index was not a significantly higher in any of the spermpathology groups. The odds of calculus, bleeding on probing (BOP) and BOP at >/=50% of the teeth was significantly higher in the combined group (AOR=1.04, AOR=1.13, AOR=4.92, respectively) in multivariate analyses compared to those in the normozoospermia group. Gingival bleeding in the history and urban residency were the only predictors for pathospermia shown by the logistic regression model (AORs were 1.82 and 2.26, respectively). CONCLUSIONS: Some features of poor periodontal status, as gingival bleeding in the history, presence of calculus and bleeding on probing, were associated with oligo+asthenozoospermia in men with idiopathic infertility. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Physical Description:872-880
ISSN:0303-6979