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February 1939


Author Affiliations


From the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, Columbia University, Dr. George Miller MacKee, Director.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1939;39(2):211-216. doi:10.1001/archderm.1939.01480200018003

The results of our preliminary study1 of lymphogranuloma venereum indicated that additional data were necessary. This seemed true especially because in the literature there is little on the biochemical phases of the disease and there appear to be no definite criteria as to cure.2

Continued investigation has made possible the accumulation of figures on 150 patients ranging in age from 20 to 57. These have been classified in six groups on the basis of duration of infection, extent of involvement and treatment (table 1). Groups 1, 2 and 3 consist of patients suffering from the inguinal type: 45 untreated in group 1, with involvement of from twelve days' to two years' duration, 23 treated in group 2, affected with the disease for from twelve days to one year, and 9 in group 3 with lesions not more than 6 weeks old; these were examined before and after treatment.