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Lymphogranuloma venereum as a cause of persistent perianal ulcers
  1. John D Szumowski and
  2. Carina Marquez
  1. Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr John D Szumowski; John.Szumowski{at}


Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) has been increasingly reported, and many clinicians are familiar with it as a cause of proctocolitis or inguinal adenopathy. On the other hand, LGV is less commonly considered as a cause of isolated genital ulcerative disease in comparison to other etiologies such as syphilis or herpes simplex. We report a case of persistent perianal ulcerations due to LGV in an HIV-positive patient, confirmed by nucleic acid amplification testing.

  • sexual transmitted infections (bacterial)
  • chlamydia
  • genital ulcers

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  • Contributors JDS provided clinical care to the case patient, wrote the initial manuscript draft and jointly edited the manuscript. CM provided clinical care to the case patient and jointly edited the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.