Lymphogranuloma venereum

LGV; Lymphogranuloma inguinale; Lymphopathia venereum

Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection.

Lymphatic system

The lymphatic system filters fluid from around cells. It is an important part of the immune system. When people refer to swollen glands in the neck, they are usually referring to swollen lymph nodes. Common areas where lymph nodes can be easily felt, especially if they are enlarged, are the groin, armpits (axilla), above the clavicle (supraclavicular), in the neck (cervical), and the back of the head just above hairline (occipital).

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Outlook (Prognosis)

Possible Complications

When to Contact a Medical Professional

Prevention