Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12105/10299
Lymphogranuloma venereum in Spain, 2005-2015: A literature review.
Diaz Franco, Asuncion ISCIII | Ruiz-Alguero, Marta ISCIII | Hernando Sebastian, Victoria ISCIII
Med Clin (Barc) . 2018 Nov 21;151(10):412-417.
Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) was an unusual disease in Europe until 2003, when several outbreaks among men who have sex with men (MSM) emerged. Since 2015, LGV has been included notifiable disease in Spain. Our aim is to review LGV cases published in Spain from 2005 to 2015. Fourteen studies met the inclusion criteria describing cases in 7autonomous regions. Most cases were MSM, Spaniards, aged between 30-45, with anorectal syndrome. L2 was the predominant serotype isolated. More than 60% of the cases among MSM were co-infected with HIV and nearly half of those reported another concurrent STI. Since the first LGV case published more than 10years ago, this disease has spread across Spain. Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of cases are similar to cases described in Europe. Implementation of national surveillance will improve information about LGV's magnitude and its evolution, key elements for its control.
Adult | Coinfection | Female | HIV Infections | Homosexuality, Male | Humans | Lymphogranuloma Venereum | Male | Middle Aged | Sexual Partners | Sexual and Gender Minorities | Spain | Young Adult
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