Lymph nodes - not lymphoma
Infectious / parasitic disorders
Lymphogranuloma venereum

Topic Completed: 1 July 2013

Revised: 4 February 2019, last major update July 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

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

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Electron microscopy description
  • Elementary and reticulate bodies
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