Lymphogranuloma Venereum with a Persistent Genital Ulcer and Lymphadenopathy as the only Symptoms
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kevin Gmelig Meijling
Department of Dermatology, Leiden University
Medical Center, The Netherlands
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 21, 2016; Accepted date: November 02, 2016; Published date: November 07, 2016
Citation: Gmelig Meijling KA, Boonk SE, Versteeg B, de Vries HJ, van Doorn R (2016) Lymphogranuloma Venereum with a Persistent Genital Ulcer and Lymphadenopathy as the only Symptoms. J Clin Exp Dermatol Res 7:375. doi: 10.4172/2155-9554.1000375
Copyright: © 2016 Gmelig Meijling KA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Genital ulcers can be caused by many infections. This case report describes a patient with a persistent genital ulcer and lymphadenopathy. Although the patient had no other symptoms, and urine samples and rectal swabs were negative for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), lymphograuloma venereum (LGV) was diagnosed as the cause of his genital ulcer. Not recognizing LGV infection as a cause of a genital ulcer can have severe consequences for both public health, by allowing further transmission of the infection, as for the affected individual by resulting in clinical complications.