Clinical DescriptionInfection with L1, L2, or L3 serovars of Chlamydia trachomatis may result in a disease characterized by genital lesions, suppurative regional lymphadenopathy, or hemorrhagic proctitis. The infection is usually sexually transmitted.
Laboratory Criteria For Diagnosis
- Isolation of C. trachomatis, serotype L1, L2, or L3, from clinical specimen, OR
- Demonstration of inclusion bodies by immunofluorescence in leukocytes of an inguinal lymph node (bubo) aspirate, OR
- Positive microimmunofluorescent serologic test for a lymphogranuloma venereum strain of C. trachomatis (in a clinically compatible case)