Rectal lymphogranuloma venereum surveillance in France 2004-2005.

  title={Rectal lymphogranuloma venereum surveillance in France 2004-2005.},
  author={Magid Herida and B de Barbeyrac and Patrice Sednaoui and Catherine Scieux and Nicolas Lemarchand and Gerard Kreplak and Ma{\"i}th{\'e} Clerc and Jean-François Timsit and V{\'e}ronique Goulet and J C Desenclos and Caroline Semaille},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  volume={11 9},
Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by Chlamydia trachomatis strains belonging to the L1, L2 or L3 genotype. An alert about an outbreak of LGV among MSM in the Netherlands was published in January 2004. The first cases of rectal LGV in France were retrospectively diagnosed in March 2004 and sentinel surveillance for LGV was implemented in April 2004. Most of the participating centres were located in the cities of Paris and Bordeaux. Only confirmed… CONTINUE READING


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