To the Editor: Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is an uncommon sexually transmitted infection caused by Chlamydia trachomatis serovars L1–3. LGV is not endemic in Australia, and rare Australian cases of LGV have been seen in patients who have either acquired the infection while travelling overseas in an endemic area, or have had local contact with an imported case. Currently, there is an outbreak of LGV in western Europe (in particular, The Netherlands) and the United States.1-4 A case of LGV in an Australian man with no history of overseas travel was managed recently.
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