Cortisone acetate versus clomiphene citrate in per-germinal idiopathic oligospermia.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Long-term, low dose clomiphene citrate (25 mg./day for 25-day cycles with 5-day rest periods) and long-term, low dose cortisone acetate (5 mg. twice daily) were compared in equivalent populations of men with idiopathic oligospermia. Clomiphene citrate seemed to be more effective than cortisone acetate in enhancing spermatozoal number and the likelihood of pregnancy. In addition, clomiphene citrate increased serum testosterone levels and provided an indicator of hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis responsiveness.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Paulson, DF

Published Date

  • April 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 121 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 432 - 434

PubMed ID

  • 439212

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)56813-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States