Male Genital Tract Infections

Specific seminal parameters and chemical components which contribute towards the ejaculate can serve as diagnostic tools in assessing if the accessory sex glands are normally functioning [8]. Diverse irregularities or deviations from the standard reference values of these physical characteristics indicate a possible underlying pathophysiological condition [9].

The response of the genito-urinary tract to the invasion of microorganisms and inflammation is an important component of the immune defense system [10]. The reaction is considered to be extremely similar to the reaction in other body sites [11]. Therefore, a semen analysis can serve as a valuable diagnostic tool in assessing possible disorders of the male genital tract and the secretory pattern of the male accessory sex glands [9]. The most common infective bacteria in mixed accessory gland infection (MAGI) are Chlamydia trachomatis (41.4%), a common sexually transmissible pathogens in sexually active young men, followed by Ureaplasma urealyticum (15.5%) and Mycoplasma hominis (10.3%) [12,13] as well as Neisseria gonorrhoeae, an additional marker of seminal tract infection [8, 14]. In men experiencing infertility issues, the presence or colonization of U. urealyticum and M. hominis in semen is a common finding [14] and semen cultures of bacterial pathogens remain the most common diagnostic method for seminal tract infections [8]. This passive or active invasion of these bacterial strains induces a generalized or local reaction in the urogenital tract [1]. This inflammatory response which can continue for extended periods of time leads to a pathological condition resulting in the activation of seminal WBC's [15] . Inadequate treatment of an infection and eradication of bacterial pathogens can lead to a chronic bacterial infection of the male accessory sex glands [4] .

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