Gonad evaluation in male systemic lupus erythematosus.

  title={Gonad evaluation in male systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Pollyana Maria Ferreira Soares and Eduardo Ferreira Borba and Elo{\'i}sa Silva Dutra de Oliveira Bonf{\'a} and Jorge Hallak and Andr{\'e} Luiz Corr{\^e}a and Clovis A Silva},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={56 7},
OBJECTIVE To assess gonad function in male patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS Thirty-five consecutive male patients with SLE according to the criteria of the American College of Rheumatology were prospectively evaluated for demographic and clinical features as well as previous and current treatment. Patients underwent urologic evaluation and testicular Doppler ultrasound. We obtained a hormone profile and performed a semen analysis including morphology and testing for… CONTINUE READING
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