The clinical manifestations of anorectal infection with lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) versus non-LGV strains of Chlamydia trachomatis: A case-control study in homosexual men

Matthew Hamill, P. Benn, C. Carder, A. Copas, H. Ward, C. Ison, P. French

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Abstract

Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) has recently been reported in men who have sex with men. In a case-control study we compared behavioural and clinical features of 32 men with LGV (cases) and 31 men with non-LGV chlamydial proctitis (controls). LGV was associated with rectal discharge (odds ratio [OR] 4.15, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.42, 12.2), and there was a tendency to association with HIV infection (OR 3.60, CI 0.67-19.4), sexual contact in the UK (OR 3.03, CI 1.02-9.01) and fisting (OR 5.04, CI 0.98-26.1). LGV should be considered a possible diagnosis in men with rectal discharge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)472-475
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of STD and AIDS
Volume18
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • C. trachomatis
  • LGV
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum
  • MSM
  • Proctitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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