Azoospermia Following Mumps Orchitis:2 Case

볼거리 고환염에 따른 무정자증: 2례

  • 심현선 (고려대학교 보건과학대학 방사선학과/인구보건복지협회)
  • Received : 2016.09.20
  • Accepted : 2016.11.04
  • Published : 2016.11.28


Mumps is an acute viral disease that affects the entire body, including inflammation of the salivary glands. Mumps is accompanied by unilateral or bilateral parotid gland swelling and pain. Mumps virus is spread to others by air, saliva, direct contact, and urine, and occurs in high-density population places such as schools, army, etc. Bilateral testicular involvement is seen in 10-60% of cases. If mumps orchitis affect post-pubertal men, approximately 50% of the infected people are said to experience severe testicular atrophy within 1-2 months as a complication. Mumps orchitis can alter the count, morphology, and motility of sperm and result in oligozoospermia and infertility caused by a rare azoospermia. When suspected of mumps orchitis, active initial symptomatic treatment can prevent infertility due to azoospermia in future adults. A case of mumps orchitis report two cases with references to the ultrasonnography and semen.


Azoospermia;Mumps;Mumps Orchitis;Mumps Virus


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