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Lymphogranuloma venereum

  • Ambrose J. King
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Part of the Encyclopedia of Urology book series (HDBUROL, volume 9 / 2)

Abstract

This disease has been known by many names, because most of the different clinical manifestations were described separately and the condition was not recognized as a clinical entity until specific diagnostic tests became available.

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A. The virus

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I. Primary genital lesions

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IV. Elephantiasis of the external genitalia (Esthiomène)

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C. Diagnostic tests I. The Frei test 1. Frei antigen

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4. The intradermal test early in infection

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5. Persistence of the positive reaction

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7. Intravenous Frei test

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8. Inverted Frei test

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II. The complement-fixation test (CFT)

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III. Alteration in serum proteins

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