[Lymphogranuloma venereum. An old disease in a new dress]
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
ID 1193856
Author(s) de Roche, M.; Sawatzki, M.; Degen, L.; Itin, P.; Flückiger, U.; Frei, R.; Goldenberger, D.
Author(s) at UniBasel Degen, Lukas P.
Flückiger, Ursula M.
Itin, Peter
Goldenberger, Daniel
Year 2011
Title [Lymphogranuloma venereum. An old disease in a new dress]
Journal Der Internist
Volume 52
Number 5
Pages / Article-Number 584-9

Lymphogranuloma venereum is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, serotypes L1, L2 and L3. The classical clinical manifestation is a painful inguinal lymphadenopathy, resulting without treatment in severe complications. Over the last years, however, the emergence of massive ulcerative proctitis has been observed, especially in men who have sex with men. Because the clinical symptoms are unspecific, Chlamydia trachomatis should actively be looked for. Reliable and rapid molecular tests have now been established to diagnose lymphogranuloma venereum. The therapeutic recommendation is tetracycline for 3 weeks. We present 5 cases to illustrate this disease.

Publisher Springer
ISSN/ISBN 0020-9554 ; 1432-1289
edoc-URL http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A6004094
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Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1007/s00108-010-2686-2
PubMed ID http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20945057
ISI-Number WOS:000290171700009
Document type (ISI) Journal Article

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