Fertility Science and Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49--51

Secondary azospermia due to leprous involvement of testis − a case report


Nidhi Yadav, Sumit Kar, Safa Patrick, Priyanka Date, Komal Ramteke, Pooja Manwar 
 Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sumit Kar
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, Wardha, 442102, Maharashtra
India

Leprosy is a chronic infective granulomatous disease with clinical features depending upon the host immune response. Leprosy affects cooler areas of body i.e nose, superficial nerve trunks, anterior chamber of eyes and scrotum and testis in male however; leprous involvement of scrotal skin and orchitis with resultant azoospermia has been not reported till date. Many Indian authors have reported sporadic involvement of scrotum and male genitalia in leprosy. however, simultaneous involvement of testes and scrotum leading to male infertility has been sparingly reported. In this paper, we report a case of unmarried male presenting with leprous affection of external genitalia leading to hypergonadotropic hypogonadism with absolute azoospermia. though leprosy is rare on genitalia, one should not neglect examination of genitalia in all male leprosy patients.


How to cite this article:
Yadav N, Kar S, Patrick S, Date P, Ramteke K, Manwar P. Secondary azospermia due to leprous involvement of testis − a case report.Fertil Sci Res 2019;6:49-51


How to cite this URL:
Yadav N, Kar S, Patrick S, Date P, Ramteke K, Manwar P. Secondary azospermia due to leprous involvement of testis − a case report. Fertil Sci Res [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Jul 30 ];6:49-51
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