Male Fertility and COVID19 Pandemic
We are all in the midst of COVID 19 which has affected over 2 crore individuals world over this year and the end is not to be seen. The number of articles published (prepublications as well) are so numerous that many have started doubting the reliability of many of the articles published. If one wants to get a publication in a jiffy, write something on COVID 19 and it will get published even before the ink gets dried on the manuscript. Annals of Internal Medicine, NEJM are journals that come out with numerous publications on COVID19 and other Journals are not lagging behind.
Ashok Agarwal and his group have come out with an article on ‘Male Fertility and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Systematic Review of the Literature’.
The article summarizes all that has come out in this field and many aspects mentioned could have considerable importance in future. SARS-CoV-1 virus has reportedly been able to impact the testicles and cause viral orchitis and it is presumed that the same could happen with SARS-CoV-2. There are some articles addressing the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in the semen.
How much all these are going to affect the fertility of men who have recovered from COVID19 will have to be seen.
It is an article worth a read and understanding.
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