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Limfogranuloma Venereum

Jumat, 30 April 2010

Limfogranuloma Venereum

Limfogranuloma venereum is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Chlamydia trachomatis.

The disease is mainly found in tropical and subtropical regions.

Bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, which is a bacteria that only grows in the cells. Chlamydia trachomatis causes limfogranuloma venereum. Chlamydia trachomatis is different from others that cause urethritis and cervicitis.

First symptoms arise 3-12 within days or more after infection.
Appear on the penis or vagina small blisters filled with fluid that is not accompanied by pain. These blisters turn into ulcers (open sores), which immediately improved so often overlooked by the sufferer.

Furthermore, swelling of lymph nodes on one or both of the groin.
The skin looks red thereon and palpable warmth, and if not treated will be formed hole (sinus) in the skin that lies above the lymph nodes.
From these holes will be out pus or reddish liquid, and will get better, but usually leave scars or recurrence.

Other symptoms are fever, not feeling well, headache, joint pain, decreased appetite, vomiting, backache and rectal infection that causes a discharge of pus mixed with blood.

Diseases caused by repeated and prolonged, then the lymph vessels can become blocked, resulting in tissue swelling.
Rectal infection can cause the formation of scar tissue which subsequently resulted in narrowing of the rectum.

The diagnosis is based on typical symptoms.

To confirm the diagnosis done blood tests to find the presence of antibodies to the bacteria causing it.

Doxycycline, erythromycin or tetracycline per-oral (by mouth) for 3 weeks will speed healing.
After treatment, carried out routine checks to determine that the infection has been cured.

The best way to prevent transmission of this disease is abstinensia (not having sexual relations with a known sexual partner suffer from this disease).

To reduce the risk of contracting the disease, should undergo a safe sexual behavior (not changing sexual partners or using condoms).

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