Prevalence of Various Sexually Transmitted Pathogens in Infertile Couples and Their Effects on In Vitro Fertilization Success


GÜRSOY N. C. , TUNCAY G., KARAER A., Tecellioglu A. N. , Yigit H., YAKUPOĞULLARI Y., ...More

FLORA INFEKSIYON HASTALIKLARI VE KLINIK MIKROBIYOLOJI DERGISI, vol.24, no.3, pp.215-226, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/flora.68208
  • Journal Name: FLORA INFEKSIYON HASTALIKLARI VE KLINIK MIKROBIYOLOJI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-226

Abstract

Introduction: Sexually transmitted infections can cause problems such as infertility, ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage due to tissue damage and function loss in female and male genital system. Although the role of bacterial agents in the etiopathogenesis of infertility is well known, the association of some viral agents that can be transmitted by sexual intercourse with infertility is relatively little known. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of cytomegalovirus (CMV), human papillomavirus (HPV), herpes simplex virus (HSV 1 and HSV 2), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and Chiamydia trachomatis in infertile patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment.