Lymph nodes - not lymphoma
Infectious / parasitic disorders
Lymphogranuloma venereum

Author: William D. DePond, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 3 July 2018, last major update July 2013

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PubMed Search: Lymphogranuloma venereum [title] lymph nodes

Cite this page: DePond, W. D. Lymphogranuloma venereum . PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/lymphnodesLGV.html. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
Diagnosis
  • PCR
  • Previously Frei test (delayed hypersensitivity skin test using "lygranum" chlamydial antigen)
Treatment
  • Doxycycline for 21 days
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Early - tiny necrotic foci with neutrophils
  • Late - stellate abscesses surrounded by pale epithelioid cells
  • Abscesses may merge and sinus tracts may develop
  • Macrophages may have organisms within vacuoles
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Electron microscopy description
  • Elementary and reticulate bodies