The main aspects of the impact of the new coronavirus infection SARS-CoV-2 on the development of infertility in men

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Since the end of 2019, the world has been overwhelmed by a pandemic of a new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), a disease that damages various organs and systems. Because of the extensive coverage of the population by the infection, the long-term effects of the disease are not well understood, which is of considerable scientific and practical interest. We performed an in-depth analysis and systematization of data from foreign and domestic publications in the Scopus, Web of Science, eLIBRARY, PubMed, Wiley Online Library, and Google Scholar databases were performed. Information searches included original articles, reviews, guidelines, manual comments, and editorials related to the effects of SARS-CoV-2 virus on the male reproductive system. Accumulated clinical evidence suggests that the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the COVID-19 disease it causes have a negative impact on male reproductive health.. Drugs with a negative effect on spermatogenesis are used in the therapy of patients with COVID-19. These include lopinavir, chloroquine and its derivatives, and widely used glucocorticosteroids. Lopinavir and chloroquine have subsequently been excluded from potential COVID-19 therapy. Although available data on the fertility of men with COVID-19 are scarce and the results of published studies are from a limited sample, it is clear that maintaining male reproductive health during the COVID-19 pandemic is a pressing issue in modern medicine and requires further in-depth study. Preconceptional screening should be recommended for men who have undergone COVID-19.

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S. P. Abdullaev

Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education

postgraduate student of Department of endoscopic urology Moscow, Russia

D. V Vihrev

Penza State Postgraduate Medical Institute -branch of Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education

PhD, Associate Professor, Rector Penza, Russia

M. N Shatokhin

Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education

D. Med. Sci., Professor, Professor of the Department of endoscopic urology Moscow, Russia

O. V Teodorovich

Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education

D. Med. Sci., Professor, Head of Department of endoscopic urology Moscow, Russia


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