Association between chronic hepatitis B virus infection and premature ejaculation in a Turkish population


Evlice O., Bülbül E., Şahinoğlu M. S., Taşpınar E., ALKAN S.

Future Virology, 2024 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/17460794.2024.2363110
  • Journal Name: Future Virology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE
  • Keywords: chronic hepatitis B, hepatitis B, intravaginal ejaculatory latency time, METAVIR fibrosis score, premature ejaculation, premature ejaculation diagnostic tool
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aim: To investigate the relationship between hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and premature ejaculation (PE) in a Turkish Population. Materials/methods: A total of 147 patients with chronic HBV infection and 150 healthy volunteers were included in the multi-center case-control study. PE was evaluated using the five-item Premature Ejaculation Diagnostic Tool (PEDT) validated in Turkish men. Results: The presence of PE was significantly higher in the HBV-infected group compared with the control group (32.7 vs 18.7%; p = 0.006). The METAVIR fibrosis score was significantly higher in the PE group than in the non-PE group (p = 0.028). Discussion & conclusion: PE is more common in HBV-infected patients than in healthy individuals. Chronic liver damage is more common in HBV-infected patients with PE.