New coronavirus has been shown to cause erectile dysfunction

It has been shown that 11% of patients with coronavirus infection (COVID-19)

suffer from sequelae for more than 8 months. Regarding these sequelae, a research team at the University of Miami reported a new study result that 'COVID-19 may cause erectile dysfunction.'

COVID-19 Endothelial Dysfunction Can Cause Erectile Dysfunction: Histopathological, Immunohistochemical, and Ultrastructural Study of the Human Penis

University of Miami researchers report COVID-19 found in penile tissue could contribute to ED | EurekAlert! Science News

The research team observed the penile tissue of a total of four patients, two suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus who underwent penile prosthesis transplantation surgery and two who were not suspected of being infected, and investigated the effects of the new coronavirus. Did.

Patients suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus participated in the experiment 6 months and 8 months after the onset of COVID-19 symptoms, respectively. In addition, one patient was hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms, and the other had mild symptoms.

As a result of observation, a spike protein that seems to be a product of the new coronavirus was found in the tissues of both patients who experienced the symptoms of COVID-19.

In addition, the research team investigated the expression level

of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) in penile tissue by immunostaining. As a result, it was observed that the tissues of patients who experienced the symptoms of COVID-19 (right) had less stained areas than the tissues of patients who did not (left). It is known that low eNOS causes impaired vascular endothelial function, and the research team said, 'In the penile tissue of patients who experienced the symptoms of COVID-19, the expression level of eNOS is low, and the vascular endothelial function of the penile tissue is affected. There is something wrong with it. '

'The results of this study suggest that men who develop COVID-19 may suffer from erectile dysfunction due to the effects of the new coronavirus,' the research team said. 'This finding suggests that we have COVID. It was one of the reasons we did our best to avoid -19. We recommend vaccination with coronavirus disease, 'he said, emphasizing the importance of coronavirus vaccination. I am.

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