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A Case of Late-Stage Lymphogranuloma Venereum in a Woman in Europe

Lázaro, Maria Jesus MD*; López, Patricia Mejuto MD; Vall-Mayans, Marti MD, PhD; Fernández, Beatriz Lorenzana MD*; Rodríguez-Guardado, Azucena MD, PhD§

doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000014
Case Report

Abstract: Lymphogranuloma venereum is caused by Chlamydia trachomatis serovars L1–L3. The third stage of the disease leads to chronic progressive lymphangitis. The first European case of elephantiasic enlargement of the female genitalia caused by C. trachomatis L2 serovar in decades is reported.

Lymphogranulomavenereum (LGV) is caused by Chlamydia trachomatis serovars L1–L3. The third stage of the disease leads to chronic progressive lymphangitis. The first European case of elephantiasic enlargement of the female genitalia due to Chlamydia trachomatis L2 serovar in decades is reported.

From the *Ginecology and †Microbiology Units, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain; ‡STI Unit, University Hospital Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain; and §Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Correspondence: Azucena Rodríguez-Guardado, MD, PhD, Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, C/Celestino Villamil s/n 33006 Oviedo, Spain. E-mail: azucenarodriguez@telecable.es.

Received for publication March 23, 2013, and accepted June 13, 2013.

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