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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/01.OLQ.0000431359.26583.13
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Urethral Lymphogranuloma Venereum Infections in Men With Anorectal Lymphogranuloma Venereum and Their Partners: The Missing Link in the Current Epidemic?

de Vrieze, Nynke Hesselina Neeltje MD*; van Rooijen, Martijn MSc*; Speksnijder, Arjen Gerard Cornelis Lambertus PhD; de Vries, Henry John C. PhD, MD*‡§

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Abstract

Urethral lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is not screened routinely. We found that in 341 men having sex with men with anorectal LGV, 7 (2.1%) had concurrent urethral LGV. Among 59 partners, 4 (6.8%) had urethral LGV infections. Urethral LGV is common, probably key in transmission, and missed in current routine LGV screening algorithms.

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