Sperm Parameters and Semen Levels of Inflammatory Cytokines in Helicobacter pylori-infected Men.

OBJECTIVE To explore the relationships between seminal interleukin 6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) with semen parameters, sperm apoptosis, and necrosis in subjects infected by Helicobacter pylori (HP) expressing and not expressing CagA. METHODS In 109 selected patients, HP infection and seminal levels of IL-6 and TNF-α were determined using… CONTINUE READING