Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and Testosterone levels in infertile males attending Madonna University Teaching Hospital, Elele
Aim: The study was carried out to determine the concentrations of Dehydroepiandrosterone hormone (DHEAS) and testosterone in infertile males and compared with fertile males attending Madonna University Teaching Hospital (MUTH) Elele.
Methods: Thirty apparently infertile males were studied and compared with 30 apparently fertile male as control.
Results: There was significant increase (P<0.05) in DHEAS of 1.23+0.07 ug/ml obtained in infertile male compared with 3.78 +0.13 ug/ml in the control. There was significant difference in Semen count of 56.27 +2.82million/ml in fertile males compared with 7.73+ 0.10 million/ml while testosterone in infertile males of 2.53+0.09 was significantly lower than 7.52+0.31 in fertile males(P<0.05).
Conclusion: The study showed that DHEAS is elevated in infertility hence should be considered an indicator of infertility.
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