Table 1

Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of LGV-positive patients stratified by year analysed

J 2016–M 2017
(n=18)
J 2017–M 2018
(n=19)
J 2018–M 2019
(n=20)
J 2019–M 2020
(n=19)
P value
Rectal symptoms9/18 (50%)13/19 (68.4%)17/20 (85%)13/19 (68.4%)0.1
Mean age (years±SD)36.3±8.341.7±11.136.1±11.340.2±11.00.2
HIV positivity* 11/16 (68.7%)16/19 (84.2%)10/18 (55.5%)7/16 (43.7%)0.07
Early syphilis3/18 (16.6%)5/19 (26.3%)4/20 (20%)3/19 (15.8%)0.8
HCV infection3/18 (16.6%)1/19 (5.2%)1/20 (5.0%)3/19 (15.8%)0.4
Rectal gonorrhoea7/18 (38.8%)5/19 (26.3%)10/20 (50%)5/19 (26.3%)0.3
  • *The percentages are calculated considering only the patients whose HIV status was known (n=69).

  • J, June; LGV, lymphogranuloma venereum; M, May.