Candida albicans experimental infection: effects on human sperm motility, mitochondrial membrane potential and apoptosis.

@article{Burrello2009CandidaAE,
  title={Candida albicans experimental infection: effects on human sperm motility, mitochondrial membrane potential and apoptosis.},
  author={Nunziatina Burrello and Mario Salmeri and Anna Perdichizzi and Salvatore Bellanca and Giuseppe Pettinato and Rosario D'Agata and Enzo Vicari and Aldo E Calogero},
  journal={Reproductive biomedicine online},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={
          496-501
        }
}
Studies suggest Candida albicans infection has a negative effect on sperm function, including fertilizing ability. Assisted reproduction treatment using spermatozoa from a patient with unrecognized C. albicans infection did not result in fertilization. Preliminary evidence suggested an effect on sperm motility and apoptosis. This study was undertaken to… CONTINUE READING