Autoimmune disorders currently affect 5%-8% of the global population, characterized by an aberrant chronic inflammatory response to self-antigens. The aim of this study was to systematically review the current available evidence investigating the impact of systemic autoimmune diseases and associated immunosuppressive treatment on fertility parameters of adult men. Clinical trials, observational studies, and case reports written in English and reporting semen analysis, evaluation of seminal oxidative stress, and/or sperm DNA fragmentation in patients affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, systemic lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, uveitis, dermatomyositis, and rheumatoid arthritis were collected by searching on PubMed, EMBASE, OVID, Scopus, and Cochrane Library databases, with no limit of time. The study quality and the extent of bias in design, methods, and outcome assessment were evaluated by applying the Joanna Briggs Institute Critical Appraisal tools. Evidence suggested that various autoimmune diseases or relevant medications can adversely affect male fertility parameters and that patients may benefit of counseling and sperm cryopreservation. Clinical trials further investigating any adverse effect of autoimmunity and related thereby on male infertility are warranted, to develop appropriate guidelines for males diagnosed and treated for autoimmune disorders.

The impact of autoimmune systemic inflammation and associated medications on male reproductive health in patients with chronic rheumatological, dermatological, and gastroenterological diseases: A systematic review / R. Finelli, K. Leisegang, F. Finocchi, S. De Masi, A. Agarwal, G. Damiani. - In: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNOLOGY. - ISSN 1046-7408. - 85:5(2021 May), pp. e13389.1-e13389.18. [10.1111/aji.13389]

The impact of autoimmune systemic inflammation and associated medications on male reproductive health in patients with chronic rheumatological, dermatological, and gastroenterological diseases: A systematic review

G. Damiani
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2021

Abstract

Autoimmune disorders currently affect 5%-8% of the global population, characterized by an aberrant chronic inflammatory response to self-antigens. The aim of this study was to systematically review the current available evidence investigating the impact of systemic autoimmune diseases and associated immunosuppressive treatment on fertility parameters of adult men. Clinical trials, observational studies, and case reports written in English and reporting semen analysis, evaluation of seminal oxidative stress, and/or sperm DNA fragmentation in patients affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, systemic lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, uveitis, dermatomyositis, and rheumatoid arthritis were collected by searching on PubMed, EMBASE, OVID, Scopus, and Cochrane Library databases, with no limit of time. The study quality and the extent of bias in design, methods, and outcome assessment were evaluated by applying the Joanna Briggs Institute Critical Appraisal tools. Evidence suggested that various autoimmune diseases or relevant medications can adversely affect male fertility parameters and that patients may benefit of counseling and sperm cryopreservation. Clinical trials further investigating any adverse effect of autoimmunity and related thereby on male infertility are warranted, to develop appropriate guidelines for males diagnosed and treated for autoimmune disorders.
autoimmunity; chronic inflammation; male infertility; semen analysis
Settore MED/35 - Malattie Cutanee e Veneree
8-gen-2021
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