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Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Mar;19(3):488-92. doi: 10.3201/eid1903.121028.

Lymphogranuloma venereum in men screened for pharyngeal and rectal infection, Germany.

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Robert Koch-Institute, Berlin, Germany. karin_haar@ecdc.europa.eu

Abstract

To determine prevalence of lymphogranuloma venereum among men who have sex with men in Germany, we conducted a multicenter study during 2009-2010 and found high rates of rectal and pharyngeal infection in men positive for the causative agent, Chlamydia trachomatis. Many infections were asymptomatic. An adjusted C. trachomatis screening policy is justified in Germany.

KEYWORDS:

Chlamydia trachomatis; Germany; HIV; LGV; Lymphogranuloma venereum; MSM; STD; STI; anal sex; bacteria; infection; men having sex with men; men who have sex with men; pharyngeal; rectal; screening; sexually transmitted disease; sexually transmitted infection

PMID:
23621949
PMCID:
PMC3647660
DOI:
10.3201/eid1903.121028
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