Seminal white blood cells in men with urethral tract infection. A monoclonal antibody study

C L Barratt, P E Harrison, Angela Robinson, E Kessopoulou, I D Cooke

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Abstract

Monoclonal antibodies were used to detect seminal leucocytes in 19 men with urethritis. A wide range in the number and type of leucocytes between individuals was documented (median 2.06 x 10(6)/ml, range 0.6-29.89 x 10(6)/ml); 22% of the men had less than 1 x 10(6) leucocytes/ml. The results suggest that the threshold of greater than or equal to 1 x 10(6)/ml proposed by the World Health Organisation to indicate genital tract infection is unsuitable for men with urethritis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-6
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Urology
Volume68
Issue number5
Early online date26 Nov 2008
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2008

Keywords

  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Chlamydia Infections/immunology
  • Gonorrhea/immunology
  • Humans
  • Leukocyte Count
  • Leukocytes/cytology
  • Male
  • Semen/immunology
  • Urethritis/immunology

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