L.G.V. (Lympho Granuloma Venereum)
What is L.G.V. (Lympho Granuloma Venereum)?
Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV), a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by Chlamydia trachomatis serovar L1, L2, or L3, typically presents with one or more genital ulcers or papules, followed by the development of unilateral or bilateral, fluctuant, inguinal lymphadenopathy (buboes).
Most cases of LGV can be treated using a 21-day course of the oral antibiotic doxycycline. There are other antibiotics that will work
against LGV if this is not suitable for some reason.
It is important that you do not have sex if you have LGV, or any other sexually transmitted infection, until follow-up tests confirm that you no longer have the infection. Treatment involves antibiotics and may involve drainage of the buboes or abscesses by needle aspiration or incision. Further supportive measure may need to be taken: dilatation of the rectal stricture, repair of rectovaginal fistulae, or colostomy for rectal obstruction.