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Couples infected with hepatitis viruses and assisted reproductive technologies: management and outcome

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BMC Infectious Diseases201313 (Suppl 1) :P110

https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-13-S1-P110

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Keywords

  • Public Health
  • Hepatitis
  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Birth Rate

Background

How do infected couples (one or both partners) with hepatitis viruses and infertility achieve pregnancies? We need to assess the quality of embryos, sperm and pregnancies rates.

Methods

We performed a retrospective study in our clinic over a period of 5 years. We selected all couples infected with hepatitis viruses (one or both partners) that underwent an in vitro fertilization procedure or intrauterine insemination. We studied pregnancy rates, birth rates compared to a control group and quality of embryos and sperm (in infected males).

Results

The sperm parameters are lower in infected men when compared to the control group and there are fewer embryos for the infected couples, but pregnancies rates are comparable between the two groups.

Conclusion

All infected couples should have access to reproductive techniques with normal pregnancy rates.

Authors’ Affiliations

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Clinical Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology “Prof. Dr. Panait Sârbu”, Bucharest, Romania

Copyright

© Velişcu et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2013

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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