LGV; Lymphogranuloma inguinale; Lymphopathia venereum
This condition can be cured with the proper antibiotics. Those commonly prescribed to treat LGV include tetracycline, doxycycline, and erythromycin.
With treatment, the outlook is good.
Complications can occur many years after the initial infection.
Call your health care provider if you have been in contact with someone who may a sexually transmitted disease, including LVG. Also call if symptoms of LVG develop.
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