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Lymphogranuloma venereum: here to stay?
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    A surgical perspective
    • Emma L Marsdin, Foundation Year 1 Doctor
    • Other Contributors:
      • Seema Biswas

    Dear Editor,

    Although lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) as a cause of severe proctitis is well known amongst genitourinary and gastroenterological specialists, it remains absent from a common list of causes of rectal bleeding amongst General Practitioners and Surgeons. An example is a case of a homosexual man who presented as a 2 week rule urgent referral to the Colorectal clinic with painless rectal bleeding and went on...

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    LGV doesn’t spread in the overall Chlamydia trachomatis-infected population in France
    • Bertille de Barbeyrac, PharmD, phD
    • Other Contributors:
      • Olivia Peuchant, Tsiry Rasamiravaka, Maïthé Clerc, Christiane Bébéar

    Dear Editor,

    Helen Ward (3) ask the question about the extent of the Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) in the wider population than that of men who have sex with men (MSM). A rospective sentinel survey set up in France following the European alert in January 2004 tried to answer this question. From April 2002 to December 2008, rectal samples from MSM were collected by the French National Reference Centre for Chlamydia infec...

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