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lymphogranuloma venereum

Tuesday 8 February 2005

Lymphogranuloma venereum is a sexually transmitted disease and is caused by certain immunotypes of Chlamydia trachomatis.


- genital ulcers
- ulcerous proctitis
- rectitis

  • follicular lymphohistiocytic-plasmacytic infiltration in the submucosa, muscularis propria, and serosa
  • neuromatous hyperplasia in the submucosal and myenteric plexuses
  • extensive thickening and fibrosis of the bowel wall

- lymphogranuloma venereum proctocolitis
- inguinal syndrome with penoscrotal elephantiasis (17657009)

See also

- Chlamydia sp.

Differential diagnosis

- Crohn disease


- de la Monte SM, Hutchins GM. Follicular proctocolitis and neuromatous hyperplasia with lymphogranuloma venereum. Hum Pathol. 1985 Oct;16(10):1025-32. PMID: 4043951