Elevated Seminal pH and Ureaplasma Urealyticum

  title={Elevated Seminal pH and Ureaplasma Urealyticum},
  author={John R. Valvo and Anthony A. Caldamone and Sally Sloan Hipp and David Thomas Duncan and Abraham T. K. Cockett},
Normal semen has up to three polymorphonuclear leukocytes per high power field (HPF). Reduced zinc concentrations ( 7.7), and neutrophi!s (5–10 leukocytes/HPF) in semen can suggest the presence of an asymptomatic infection. Reduced zinc levels, pyosemia and elevated pH suggest prostatic secretory dysfunction. Fifty-seven patients with at least two of the above alterations underwent special urine and semen cultures in an attempt to isolate Ureaplasma (U.) urealyticum. Twenty-seven of the 57… CONTINUE READING