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Lymphogranuloma venereum in Europe, 2003-2008.

TitleLymphogranuloma venereum in Europe, 2003-2008.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsSavage, E. J., M. J. van de Laar, A. Gallay, M. van der Sande, O. Hamouda, A. Sasse, S. Hoffmann, M. Diez, M. J. Borrego, C. M. Lowndes, and C. Ison
Corporate AuthorsEuropean Surveillance of Sexually Transmitted Infections(ESSTI) network
JournalEuro surveillance : bulletin européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Date Published2009
KeywordsAdult, Comorbidity, Disease Outbreaks, Europe, HIV Infections, Homosexuality, Male, Humans, Incidence, Lymphogranuloma Venereum, Male, Population Surveillance, Risk Assessment, Risk Factors
AbstractLymphogranuloma venereum, caused by the L serovars of Chlamydia trachomatis, emerged in Europe in 2003 and a series of outbreaks were reported in different countries. The infection presents as a severe proctitis in men who have sex with men, many of whom are co-infected with HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. This paper reviews the number of cases reported over a five year period, from 2003 to 2008, from countries that were part of the European Surveillance of Sexually Transmitted Infections (ESSTI) network. Reports were received from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. It appears that after five years the characteristics of the patients infected has overall remained unchanged, although the total number of cases has increased and more countries in Europe have now identified cases of LGV.
Alternate JournalEuro Surveill.

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