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The Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections launched an alert in October 2004 to improve the awareness, diagnosis, and control of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV), a sexually transmitted chlamydial infection, following a series of outbreaks in Western Europe.1 To date (9/3/2006), 334 cases of LGV have been diagnosed in 334 men. The case definition for a confirmed case of LGV is the presence of C trachomatis specific DNA, using two nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) with different primers, of serovars L1, L2, or L3, determined by genotyping (http://www.hpa.org.uk/infections/topics_az/hiv_and_sti/LGV/lgv.htm). All cases of LGV to date in the UK have been in men who have sex with men and typically present with proctitis and/or inguinal lymphadenopathy. Some of the men in the UK diagnosed with LGV reported long duration of symptoms presenting to gastroenterologists and having been wrongly diagnosed with inflammatory …
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