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Definition / general
- Dose related changes to seminiferous tubules occur due to alkylating agents, may cause germ cell aplasia
- After cyclophosphamide, patients become azoospermic until 15 - 49 months after therapy ceases; spermatogenesis may not return in some with germ cell aplasia
- Tubules are also damaged by methotrexate for psoriasis, Ara-C for ALL, DBCP exposure in petrochemical workers