Illustration of sperm may show attachment of potentially pathogenic micro-organisms

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7068.1334c (Published 23 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1334
  1. T R Moss
  1. Clinical director, genitourinary medicine and AIDS Doncaster Royal and Montagu Hospital, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster DN2 5LT

    EDITOR,—Susan Mayor reports possible risks associated with intracytoplasmic sperm injection.1 The figure with her article (reproduced here (fig 1 (left)) shows sperm, with the legend “Sperm selected for infertility treatment should be mobile and morphologically normal.”

    Sperm showing nodules at base of head

    During the 1980s a pilot study from this department identified a high yield of IgM D-K antibodies to …

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