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Lymphogranuloma Venereum

Lymphogranuloma Venereum is a topic covered in the 5-Minute Emergency Consult.

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  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Primary stage:
    • Painless papule, pustule, or ulcer
  • Secondary stage:
    • Spread to regional lymph nodes
    • Fluctuant inguinal lymphadenopathy (buboes)
    • Lymphadenopathy may be unilateral or bilateral
  • Responsive to antibacterial therapy
  • Tertiary stage:
    • If untreated, significant tissue damage and destruction may result
  • Endemic in Southeast Asia, Latin America, parts of Africa, and the Caribbean
  • Increasing incidence among men who have sex with men
  • Also known as:
    • Struma
    • Tropical bubo
    • Nicolas–Favre–Durand disease


Chlamydia trachomatis serotypes L1, L2, and L3

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Rosen, Peter, et al., editors. "Lymphogranuloma Venereum." 5-Minute Emergency Consult, 5th ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2016. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307277/all/Lymphogranuloma_Venereum.
Lymphogranuloma Venereum. In: Rosen P, Shayne P, Barkin AZ, et al, eds. 5-Minute Emergency Consult. 5th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2016. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307277/all/Lymphogranuloma_Venereum. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Lymphogranuloma Venereum. (2016). In Rosen, P., Shayne, P., Barkin, A. Z., Wolfe, R. E., Hayden, S. R., Barkin, R. M., & Schaider, J. J. (Eds.), 5-Minute Emergency Consult. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307277/all/Lymphogranuloma_Venereum
Lymphogranuloma Venereum [Internet]. In: Rosen P, Shayne P, Barkin AZ, Wolfe RE, Hayden SR, Barkin RM, Schaider JJ, editors. 5-Minute Emergency Consult. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2016. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307277/all/Lymphogranuloma_Venereum.
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