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Sex Transm Dis. 2013 Oct;40(10):792-3. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000014.

A case of late-stage lymphogranuloma venereum in a woman in Europe.

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  • 1From the *Ginecology and †Microbiology Units, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain; ‡STI Unit, University Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain; and §Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain.


Lymphogranuloma venereum is caused by Chlamydia trachomatis serovars L1-L3. The third stage of the disease leads to chronic progressive lymphangitis. The first European case of elephantiasic enlargement of the female genitalia caused by C. trachomatis L2 serovar in decades is reported.

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