Epidemic, infectious, subacute inflammation of the inguinal lymphatic glandular structures has long been recognized in different countries and has been described under a large category of names, many of which are confusing, inaccurate and ambiguous. It is the present consensus that this lymphatic node syndrome should be termed so that there will be no doubt as to its true entity; partly for this reason, one finds such synonyms as "lymphogranuloma inguinale," "tropical or climatic bubo," the "fourth venereal disease" and "Nicolas-Favre's disease" in the literature. Other reasons for the multiplicity of names lie in the fact that there is confusion as to the true concept of the disease, it being often mistaken or linked with lymphogranulomatosis (Hodgkin's disease) and other of the more common lymph node disorders such as granuloma inguinale (granuloma venereum-granuloma pudendi). Of all the various names given to this definite clinical and more or less pathologic disease
THOMPSON RM. LYMPHOPATHIA VENEREUM: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE AS TO DIAGNOSIS. JAMA. 1936;106(22):1869–1875. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770220005002
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