Lymphogranuloma venereum: biopsy, serology, and molecular biology.
A 21 year old woman presented with painful groin lymphadenopathy and malaise. Lymph node biopsy, to exclude atypical infection and malignancy, suggested the diagnosis of lymphogranuloma venereum. This diagnosis was confirmed by serology and polymerase chain reaction, with the patient subsequently admitting to a casual sexual contact within the United Kingdom. Alternative methods of investigation of this disease are discussed.
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