Lymphogranuloma Vereneum

By: Jordan Arthur & Tabitha Goldsmith

Lymphogruloma Vereneum : Classification

A sexually transmitted infection. The bacteria that cause LGV are rare types of Chlamydia. LGV infection is a more contagious disease than common Chlamydia infection.

Classification.

A Bacteria

What Causes Lymphogranuloma Vereneum.?

  1. Unprotected Sex.
  2. Unprotected Anal Sex.
  3. Anal Penetration.

Signs and Symptoms:

  1. Small painless sores on the genitals.
  2. Swollen Lymph nodes.
  3. Blood or a mucus discharge from anus.
  4. Flu like symptoms *Fever, chills, tiredness, and aches and pains*

How common?

Common in Africa, Asia, South America. Uncommon in Western Europe. More common in men.

Complications

  1. Spread to partners
  2. Severe scaring
  3. Deformed Genitals
  4. Scaring of rectum.
  5. In women creates opening between vagina and anus.
  6. brain inflammation.

Treatment

  1. Oral antibiotic *Vioxycycline*

Diagnosis

  1. Chlamydia test
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