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October 1934

SUBACUTE LYMPHOGRANULOMA INGUINALEREPORTS OF TWO CASES

Author Affiliations

SAN FRANCISCO
From the Department of Surgery and Pathology, St. Luke's Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1934;29(4):628-632. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1934.01180040104008
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to emphasize the incidence of lymphogranuloma inguinale on the Pacific Coast. Especially a disease of tropical regions, where it has been abundantly described as climatic bubo, the disease has recently been reported from many European maritime cities and from ports of the Great Lakes.

In the confusion of names the disease should not be confounded with that termed "lymphogranulomatosis," a term often applied to Hodgkin's disease, or with those termed "ulcerative, pudendal disease" and "granuloma inguinale," presumably caused by protozoan infection.

Complete and easily accessible descriptions of the disease are contained in the articles by De Wolf and Van Cleve,1 Sulzberger and Wise2 and, especially from the standpoint of pathology, Lillie.3

Described briefly, the disease is a venereal infection caused by virus, showing a slight, transitory, mostly unobserved primary genital lesion of ulcerative or nodular type two or three weeks after

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