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Lymphogranuloma venereum

Also known as LGV

Lymphogranuloma venereum (also known as "Climatic bubo," "Durand–Nicolas–Favre disease," "Poradenitis inguinale," and "Strumous bubo") is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the invasive serovars L1, L2, L2a or L3 of Chlamydia trachomatis.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with lymphogranuloma venereum, 100% report having sore throat, 91% report having nosebleed, and 91% report having chills. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of lymphogranuloma venereum are sore throat, nosebleed, chills, ear pain, vulvar sore, pelvic pressure, knee lump or mass, shoulder swelling, neck cramps or spasms, excessive growth, and loss of sex drive, although you may still have lymphogranuloma venereum without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with lymphogranuloma venereum often receive arterial blood gases (abgs), blood culture, liver function tests, cardiac enzymes measurement, x-ray computed tomography, kidney function tests, intravenous fluid replacement and electrolytes panel .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with lymphogranuloma venereum include doxycycline, chlorpheniramine / phenindamine / phenylpropanolamine, air, mecamylamine, troleandomycin, indium oxyquinoline in-111 (indium in-111 oxyquinoline), pipecuronium (arduan), grepafloxacin (raxar), rabbit anti-human t-lymphocyte globulin (thymoglobulin), iopanoic acid, conjugated estrogens topical, malathion topical and gemtuzumab (mylotarg) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for lymphogranuloma venereum include age 15-29 years, age 45-59 years and race/ethnicity = white.

Age

< 1 years
0.7x
1-4 years
0.4x
5-14 years
0.3x
15-29 years
2.6x
30-44 years
0.1x
45-59 years
2.4x
60-74 years
0.2x
75+ years
0.3x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.1x
Hispanic
0.2x
White
1.6x
Other
0.4x
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