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Testing for hypersensitivity to seminal fluid-free spermatozoa.

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Hypersensitivity to human semen (HHS) is an increasingly reported condition with symptoms manifested locally and systemically, which in some cases may result in anaphylaxis. This report describes four cases of HHS all with positive allergy skin prick tests to partner's whole semen. None of the patients elicited a response to seminal fluid-free washed spermatozoa. In cases of high risk of anaphylaxis, we recommend avoiding exposure to semen. By carrying out an allergy skin prick test on semina...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
Human fertility (Cambridge, England)
Volume:
16
Issue:
2
Pages:
128-131
Publication date:
2013-06-05
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EISSN:
1742-8149
ISSN:
1464-7273
URN:
uuid:a262589a-2f48-4573-8e7e-db50dee74305
Source identifiers:
402177
Local pid:
pubs:402177

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