Is semen polymorphonuclear leucocytes count a good predictor of male genital tract infection?

L Chen, SL Yu, H Rajesh
2013 Singapore medical journal  
RESULTS There was no significant difference in the percentage of positive cultures between men with increased PMN count in their semen and those without PMN count elevation (original sensitivity 20.8%, specificity 70.3%; p = 0.1289). The overall percentage of positive semen cultures among all 388 patients was 18.6%. CONCLUSION Based on the positive cultures of significant organisms in the semen of our cohort, an increased semen PMN count is not a good predictor of genital tract infection in men.
doi:10.11622/smedj.2013126 pmid:23820543 fatcat:rn3a63vwzjapjewyf66sznbsj4