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What is Groin Lymphogranuloma Venereum?

Description of the disease

Groin lymphogranuloma venereum is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lymph nodes in the groin area. It is also known as chlamydia or chlamydial ulcers. The disease is caused by the bacterium Haemophilus ducreyi.


Groin lymphogranuloma venereum is classified as a venereal disease, as it is transmitted sexually.


Symptoms include inflammation and swelling of the lymph nodes in the groin area, formation of ulcers on the skin, pain and itching. In men, swelling of the scrotum may also be observed.


The cause of groin lymphogranuloma venereum is infection with the bacterium Haemophilus ducreyi through contact with an infected person.


Diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms, as well as laboratory tests, including blood tests and smears from the ulcer.


Treatment of groin lymphogranuloma venereum includes taking antibiotics designed to destroy the bacterium Haemophilus ducreyi. Symptomatic therapy is also prescribed to relieve pain and inflammation.


Prevention includes the use of condoms during sexual contact, as well as avoiding close contact with infected individuals.


For the diagnosis and treatment of groin lymphogranuloma venereum, it is necessary to consult a venereologist or dermatovenereologist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.