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Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 1999; 7(4): 199–201.
PMCID: PMC1784745
Lymphogranuloma venereum presenting as a rectovaginal fistula.
C M Lynch, T L Felder, R A Schwandt, and R G Shashy
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa 33606, USA.
Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a rare form of the sexually transmitted disease caused by Chlamydia trachomatis. In the United States, there are fewer than 350 cases per year. In a review of the world's literature, there has not been a case reported in the last thirty years of a case of LGV presenting as a rectovaginal fistula. We present a case of an otherwise healthy American woman who presented with a rectovaginal fistula. Although uncommon, LGV does occur in developed countries and may have devastating tissue destruction if not recognized and treated before the tertiary stage.
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