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Lymphogranuloma Venereum

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

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Basics

Description

  • 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

Etiology

Chlamydia trachomatis serotypes L1, L2, and L3

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TY - ELEC T1 - Lymphogranuloma Venereum ID - 307277 ED - Barkin,Adam Z, ED - Barkin,Roger M, ED - Hayden,Stephen R, ED - Rosen,Peter, ED - Schaider,Jeffrey J, ED - Shayne,Philip, ED - Wolfe,Richard E, BT - 5-Minute Emergency Consult UR - https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307277/all/Lymphogranuloma_Venereum PB - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins ET - 5 DB - Emergency Central DP - Unbound Medicine ER -