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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Picture of LGV (Lymphogranuloma Venereum)

Picture of LGV (Lymphogranuloma Venereum)

Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is an ulcer or lesion due to Chlamydia trachomatis infection that occurs in the genital or anorectal area. It causes swollen lymph nodes in the groin area. Some people with the condition may experience rectal discharge, pain, diarrhea, fever, constipation, secondary bacterial infection, or a rectal or anal stricture.

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Text Reference: "Lymphogranuloma Venereum." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.