African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology

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Lymphogranuloma venereum: a review of literature.

A Fadeyi, I A Adigun, B Adegboro


Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a systemic STD caused by Chlamydia trachomatis serotypes L1, L2 and L3. The disease is endemic in parts of Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean but rare in Western countries where the disease occurs mainly in sporadic form. Large outbreaks occurred recently in Europe and America mostly among men who have sex with men (MSM). The clinical course of the disease is stratified into primary, secondary and late stages but the presentation may be atypical particularly when coexisting with HIV and may result in diagnostic confusion. We present here a review of literature on LGV.

African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology Vol. 9 (1) 2008: pp. 53-58
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