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Venerian lymphogranuloma (LGV)


The causative agent of this STD is Chlamydia trachomatis, and your incubation period can be 7 to 30 days.

Signals and symptons

Venereal lymphogranuloma is characterized by the appearance of a genital lesion of short duration (three to five days), which presents as a wound or as a skin elevation. This lesion is transient and is not easily identified by patients. After healing of the primary lesion, which usually occurs between two to six weeks, a painful swelling of the ganglia of one of the groins, called bubon, arises. If this swelling is not treated properly, it develops into spontaneous rupture and pus-draining wounds.

The transmission of venereal lymphogranuloma occurs sexually.

Prevention

Condom use in all sexual relations and hygiene of the genitals after the sexual act.

It consists of the treatment of wounds. Antibiotic-based drugs are used which, however, do not reverse sequelae, such as narrowing of the rectum and elephantiasis of the sexual organs. When necessary, aspiration of the inguinal bubo is also performed. The partner should also be treated.