Is testicular endocrine function abnormal in young men with spinal cord injuries?

Abstract:

:Plasma concentrations of FSH, LH, testosterone and prolactin have been studied in seventeen men, aged 19 to 38 years, with traumatic paraplegia. Plasma testosterone, FSH and LH values were normal in all patients. The median LH concentration in patients was significantly higher (P less than 0.05) than in controls but there was no difference for FSH or testosterone. Plasma prolactin was high in five patients and the median prolactin concentration in patients was significantly greater (P less than 0.001) than in controls. It is concluded that there is no evidence of primary testicular failure in young paraplegics but it is possible that testicular hypofunction in some paraplegics may be related to increased prolactin production.

journal_name

Clin Endocrinol (Oxf)

journal_title

Clinical endocrinology

authors

Young RJ,Strachan RK,Seth J,Nicol K,Frier BM,Corrall RJ

doi

10.1111/j.1365-2265.1982.tb01594.x

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1982-09-01 00:00:00

pages

303-6

issue

3

eissn

0300-0664

issn

1365-2265

journal_volume

17

pub_type

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