Lymphogranuloma venereum proctitis masquerading as inflammatory bowel disease in 12 homosexual men.

@article{Soni2010LymphogranulomaVP,
  title={Lymphogranuloma venereum proctitis masquerading as inflammatory bowel disease in 12 homosexual men.},
  author={Suneeta Soni and Rajaventhan Srirajaskanthan and Sebastian B. Lucas and Sarah B Alexander and Terry Wong and Judith A. White},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={59-65}
}
BACKGROUND Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a recognized cause of proctitis. Symptoms, endoscopy and histology findings are similar in IBD and LGV proctitis. AIMS To characterize the clinical, endoscopic and histological features seen in men diagnosed initially with IBD and subsequently with LGV proctitis, and to attempt isolation of Chlamydia trachomatis DNA from the stored rectal biopsy specimens of these patients using real-time PCR. METHODS Clinical data were collated from confirmed or… CONTINUE READING

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