Chlamydial (venereal) lymphogranuloma refers to a group of infections that are sexually transmitted. This mainly occurs defeat femoral, inguinal, iliac lymph nodes.
Who is susceptible to the disease?
In most cases, such an infection recorded in tropical countries. In the CIS, there are only isolated cases. However, due to the fact that recently there has been migration of peoples of Asia to the European continent, there may be some outbreaks of sexually transmitted chlamydial limfogranulemy.
Infection occurs as mentioned above, sexually transmitted. However, there is a risk of infection and close household contacts and medical manipulations.
How does lymphogranuloma?
The incubation period usually lasts up to 14 days. That is why, symptoms of chlamydia limfogranulemy at the initial stage are hidden.
Prodromal period is usually characterized by symptoms of intoxication, i.e.:
- increasing temperature;
- muscle pain;
After some time appear on the skin various elements of the rash: papules, vesicles, pustules. They are localized on the surface of the skin and mucous membranes. Most often, primary cells are observed in the groin area, in particular:
- in males the head, the body of the penis, the outer and the inner surface of the prepuce, scrotal region and coronal sulcus;
- in women the external opening of the urethra, large and small labia, vagina, uterus.
How to conduct diagnostics of the disease?
To establish chlamydial limfogranulemy spend analysis, which in medicine is called the «complement binding reaction». For its implementation produce blood sampling. The result becomes positive after only 2-4 weeks after infection. So conduct research before does not make sense.
For confirmation and identification of chlamydia using culture method, for which, the fence material is carried out directly from the lymph node.