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Volume 28, Number 1—January 2022
Dispatch

SARS-CoV-2 RNA Shedding in Semen and Oligozoospermia of Patient with Severe Coronavirus Disease 11 Weeks after Infection

Lawrence J. PurpuraComments to Author , Joseph Alukal, Alexander M. Chong, Lihong Liu, Anyelina Cantos, Jayesh Shah, Nicola Medrano, Jennifer Y. Chang, Moriya Tsuji, Hiroshi Mohri, Anne Catrin Uhlemann, David Ho, and Michael T. Yin
Author affiliations: Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, New York, New York, USA (L.J. Purpura); Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York (L.J. Purpura, J. Alukal, A.M. Chong, L. Liu, A. Cantos, J. Shah, N. Medrano, J.Y. Chang, M. Tsuji, H. Mohri, A.C. Uhlemann, D. Ho, M.T. Yin)

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Table 1

SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR and semen analysis for 7 participants enrolled in a longitudinal prospective coronavirus disease cohort study, New York, USA*

Participant ID Days to specimen collection Semen RT-PCR result Sperm count, million sperm/mL semen Semen motility, %
1 81 Positive <1 0
101 Negative 16 0

170
Negative
72
0
2
38
Negative
3
0
3 48 Negative 60 0

65
Negative
82
40
4 61 Negative 158 50
68 Negative 44 30

74
Negative
30
20
5 93 Negative 5 10
102 Negative 34 0
115 Negative 30 0

335
NT
16
0
6
37
Negative
12
50
7 84 Negative Vasectomy NT
94 Negative Vasectomy NT
101 Negative Vasectomy NT

*ID, identification; NT, not tested; RT-PCR, reverse transcription PCR; SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.

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