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venereal lymphogranuloma

venereal lymphogranuloma in Medicine

venereal lymphogranuloma n.
A venereal infection usually caused by Chlamydia and characterized by a transient genital ulcer and inguinal adenopathy in the male; in the female, perirectal nodes are involved, and rectal stricture is a common occurrence. Also called climatic bubo, Nicolas-Favre disease, sixth venereal disease, tropical bubo.

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