Lymphogranuloma Venereum

  • Henry John Christiaan de VriesEmail author


Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) has been renamed several times in the past and was known as tropical bubo, climatic bubo, poradenitis inguinalis, Durand-Nicolas-Favre disease, lymphopathia venereum and the fourth, fifth or sixth diseases. The causative agent of LGV is Chlamydia trachomatis genovar L. Worldwide, LGV is thought to account for 2–10 % of genito-ulcerative diseases in tropical climate areassuch as India and Africa. In Europe, North America and Australia, LGV is endemic mainly among HIV coinfected men who have sex with men. The first choice of treatment is an uninterrupted 21-day course of doxycycline 100 mg b.i.d.



Bis in die/two times a day




Lymphogranuloma venereum


Men who have sex with men


Nucleic acid amplification test


Quater in die/four times a day


Sexually transmitted infection


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyAcademic Medical Centre, University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.STI Outpatient ClinicCluster for Infectious Diseases, Public Health Service of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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