Testis and epididymis
Infectious testicular lesions
Reviewer: Sean Williamson, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 20 April 2013, last major update December 2012
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- Associated with markedly reduced spermatogenesis, arrested maturation, germ cell aplasia, tubular hyalinization / thickening of basement membranes, interstitial inflammation and fibrosis, reduction in Leydig cells, Sertoli cell only pattern (J Pathol 1991;163:47, Urology 1999;53:203, Mod Pathol 1989;2:233, Hum Pathol 1989;20:210)
- Often other infections in testis or epididymis (Candida, CMV, Histoplasma, mycobacteria, toxoplasmosis)
- Testicular atrophy related findings do not appear to be immune mediated (Hum Pathol 1989;20:572)
- Testis is an uncommon location for Kaposi sarcoma in AIDS patients
End of Testis and epididymis > Infectious testicular lesions > AIDS
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