Isolated bilateral inguinal lymphadenopathy in the absence of other symptoms, due to LGV in known HIV-positive MSM: is it more common than we think?

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Cherif S, Yoganathan K, Danino S,

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Cherif S, Yoganathan K, Danino S,


BMJ case reports 2016 06 022016() doi 10.1136/bcr-2016-215448


The current resurgence of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) has drawn most attention to its potential for causing proctitis; however, this case highlights the need for awareness of LGV as a cause of isolated painful bilateral inguinal lymphadenopathy in a high-risk population and the importance of routine screening for LGV. We describe a case of a 37-year-old HIV positive man, in the population of men who have sex with men (MSM) who presented with bilateral enlarged inguinal lymph nodes and no other symptoms or signs. Urine nucleic acid amplification test was positive for chlamydia LGV-specific DNA. Tests from other sites were negative.

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