The first case record of a female patient with bubonic lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV), serovariant L2b

Stephan P. Verweij, Sander Ouburg, Harry de Vries, Servaas A. Morre*, Cees J. W. van Ginkel, Hanna Bos, Fre W. Sebens

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Since 2003, a lymphogranuloma venereum epidemic has been reported in The Netherlands and other European countries. This epidemic is caused by Chlamydia trachomatis serovariant L2b and has only been seen in men having sex with men. The authors investigated a woman presenting with a bubo in her right groin. The authors showed by real-time PCR that the woman was infected with C trachomatis, serovariant L2b. This is the first reported case study of a female patient with bubonic lymphogranuloma venereum caused by serovariant L2b, which was probably contracted via her bisexual male partner.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-347
JournalSexually Transmitted Infections
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

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