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Lymphogranuloma venereum presenting as a rectovaginal fistula.
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PMID:  10449269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a rare form of the sexually transmitted disease caused by Chlamydia trachomatis. In the United States, there are fewer than 350 cases per year. In a review of the world's literature, there has not been a case reported in the last thirty years of a case of LGV presenting as a rectovaginal fistula. We present a case of an otherwise healthy American woman who presented with a rectovaginal fistula. Although uncommon, LGV does occur in developed countries and may have devastating tissue destruction if not recognized and treated before the tertiary stage.
C M Lynch; T L Felder; R A Schwandt; R G Shashy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1064-7449     ISO Abbreviation:  Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-21     Completed Date:  1999-10-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9318481     Medline TA:  Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa 33606, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Lymphogranuloma Venereum / complications,  diagnosis*
Rectovaginal Fistula / etiology*

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Journal ID (nlm-ta): Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol
ISSN: 1064-7449
ISSN: 1098-0997
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Print publication date: Year: 1999
Volume: 7 Issue: 4
First Page: 199 Last Page: 201
ID: 1784745
PubMed Id: 10449269
DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1098-0997(1999)7:4<199::AID-IDOG7>3.0.CO;2-K

Lymphogranuloma venereum presenting as a rectovaginal fistula.
C M Lynch
T L Felder
R A Schwandt
R G Shashy
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa 33606, USA.

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