Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV) Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 22, 2021
  • Author: John L Kiley, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

What is the pathophysiology of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

What is the prevalence of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

What are the racial predilections of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

What are the sexual predilections of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

What is the prognosis of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

What is included in patient education about lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of primary lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of secondary lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

What conditions are associated with systemic spread of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of tertiary lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

What are the signs and symptoms of tertiary lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of primary lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of secondary lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of tertiary lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

What causes lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

What are the possible complications of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

What is the role of needle aspiration in the workup of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

Treatment

How is lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) treated?

What is the role of doxycycline in the treatment of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

What treatment should sex partners of patients with lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) undergo?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

How is lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) prevented?

What is included in long-term monitoring of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

Guidelines

What are the WHO recommendations for the treatment of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

Medications

What is the goal of therapy for lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)?