Sixth venereal disease

sixth venereal disease --> venereal lymphogranuloma

A venereal infection usually caused by chlamydia trachomatis, and characterised by a transient genital ulcer and inguinal adenopathy in the male; in the female, perirectal lymph nodes are involved and rectal stricture is a common occurrence.

Synonym: climatic bubo, favre-Durand-Nicholas disease, lymphogranuloma inguinale, nicolas-Favre disease, sixth venereal disease, tropical bubo.

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