A case of reversible azoospermia following withdrawal from alcohol consumption

@article{Vicari2002ACO,
  title={A case of reversible azoospermia following withdrawal from alcohol consumption},
  author={Enzo Saretto Dante Vicari and Alessandro Arancio and Vincenza Giuffrida and R D'agata and Aldo Eugenio Calogero},
  journal={Journal of Endocrinological Investigation},
  year={2002},
  volume={25},
  pages={473-476}
}
Chronic alcohol intake is associated with male reproductive function impairment. However, no longitudinal studies have been carried out to determine the recovery of alcohol-related spermatogenetic failure subsequent to moderate periods of abstinence. The present report describes the achievement of a pregnancy 3 months after withdrawal from alcohol consumption in the partner of a patient with azoospermia secondary to heavy alcoholic intake (mean daily alcohol consumption: 90 g). Alcoholism was… 
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