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Therapeutic Approach

Lymphogranuloma venereum is a sexually transmitted infection caused by Chlamydia trachomatis genovars L1, L2, and L3. Clinical progression from a localized ulcer to inguino-femoral lymphadenopathy to proctocolitis occurs over months to years if untreated. Treatment approach should be selection of antibiotics based on expert guidelines, patient factors, and local susceptibility patterns. See Table 145-1.

Table 145-1Lymphogranuloma Venereum Treatment Table

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