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Volume 25, Number 11—November 2019

Orolabial Lymphogranuloma Venereum, Michigan, USA

Sahrish Ilyas, Deborah Richmond, Gerald Burns, Katherine E. Bowden, Kimberly Workowski, Ellen N. Kersh, and Pranatharthi H. ChandrasekarComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, USA (S. Ilyas, D. Richmond, G. Burns, P.H. Chandrasekar); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (K.E. Bowden, K. Workowski, E.N. Kersh); Emory University, Atlanta (K. Workowski)

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Reported cases of oropharyngeal LGV worldwide*

Year Country Specimen site Genotype† Prevalence of CT+ oropharyngeal samples Reference
1974 Thailand Oral ulcer LGV Single patient (3)
2011 United Kingdom Throat LGV 1/51 (2%) (4)
2012 Finland Pharynx L2b 1/56 (2%) (5)
2013 United Kingdom Oral ulcer LGV 4/4 (100%) (6)
2015 Netherlands Pharynx LGV 2/23 (8.7%) (7)
2018 France Oropharynx L2, L2b 6/62 (9.7%) (8)
2019 Spain Tongue ulcer LGV Single patient (9)

*CT+, Chlamydia trachomatis–positive; LGV, lymphogranuloma venereum.
†L2 and L2b variant genotypes were determined by sequence variations in ompA (2). LGV genotypes were determined according to the methods described in each study, either anti-LGV complement fixation test or LGV reverse transcription PCR.

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