Lymph nodes & spleen, nonlymphoma
Lymph nodes-infectious / parasitic disorders
Lymphogranuloma venereum

Topic Completed: 1 July 2013

Minor changes: 12 August 2020

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PubMed Search: Lymphogranuloma venereum [title] lymph nodes

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Definition / general
  • PCR
  • Previously Frei test (delayed hypersensitivity skin test using "lygranum" chlamydial antigen)
  • 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

Contributed by Dr. Mark R. Wick
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Lymphogranuloma venereum

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Electron microscopy description
  • Elementary and reticulate bodies
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