Lymphogranuloma venereum is receiving more and more consideration, evidenced by the increasing number of articles appearing in the medical literature. The impression that it is becoming much more prevalent in temperate climates is probably correct. In 84 cases of a total of 5,000 new cases of venereal disease in 1937 at the Venereal Disease Clinic of the Detroit Department of Health a diagnosis of lymphogranuloma venereum was made. In 1936 the diagnosis was made in 42 cases, and there were progressively smaller numbers in preceding years. It is admitted that the condition was not always recognized in the past, but this increase can hardly be entirely explained on this basis. More than half the patients attending this clinic are Negroes, and our Negro population has increased with tremendous strides in the last twenty years. The disease is slightly more prevalent in this clinic in men than in women. Approximately 75
SHAFFER LW, ARNOLD E. LYMPHOGRANULOMA VENEREUM: ESPECIALLY ITS TREATMENT WITH SULFANILAMIDE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(5):705–712. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480170029003
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