Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV) in Emergency Medicine Treatment & Management

Updated: May 23, 2017
  • Author: Jesse Tran, DO; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Emergency Department Care

Aspiration of fluctuant buboes may prevent spontaneous rupture and reduce morbidity.

At least 3 weeks of antibiotic therapy is needed to treat ongoing infection. [9]

Patients with lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) have been known to harbor other sexually transmitted diseases.

Symptomatic treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be beneficial.

Local heat may provide some pain relief.



In the acute bubonic stage, consultation with a surgeon may be considered for the aspiration of fluctuant nodes.