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Lymphogranuloma venereum in North America: case reports and an update for gastroenterologists.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16616352     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND & AIMS: In 2003, a sharp increase in cases of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) caused by Chlamydia trachomatis in men who have sex with men was reported in Europe and, recently, cases of LGV have been reported in North America. METHODS: We reviewed 3 cases of LGV proctitis recently diagnosed in Canada. RESULTS: All 3 cases occurred in men who had sex with men; 2 of the patients had human immunodeficiency virus infection and 1 subsequently seroconverted. A delay in diagnosis occurred in all 3 patients: 2 patients were misdiagnosed initially with inflammatory bowel disease and 1 patient was treated as a case of non-LGV C trachomatis. CONCLUSIONS: Given the recent outbreak, gastroenterologists in Europe and North America need to be familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of LGV because it mimics inflammatory bowel disease endoscopically and histologically.
Jill Tinmouth; Anita Rachlis; Trevor Wesson; Eugene Hsieh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1542-3565     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol.     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-17     Completed Date:  2006-06-28     Revised Date:  2006-09-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101160775     Medline TA:  Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  469-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Gastroenterology, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Doxycycline / therapeutic use
Homosexuality, Male
Lymphogranuloma Venereum / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Proctitis / microbiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 564-25-0/Doxycycline

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