The virus of lymphogranuloma venereum is of decided lymphotrophic nature.1 The inguinal lymphatic glands are most frequently affected in men and the perirectal lymphatic glands of Gerota in women.2 Occasionally both groups of lymphatic glands may be affected simultaneously in either sex. Only rarely does one encounter reports of involvement of submaxillary, cervical or axillary lymphatic glands.3 Axillary involvement occurring in surgeons has been reported, following an accidental inoculation of a finger received in operating on the buboes of lymphogranuloma venereum.1 Buschke and Curth in 19314 and Curth in 19335 reported involvement of the cervical lymphatic glands in 2 cases, in which the ordinarily transitory initial lesion of the genitals was replaced by an 'extensive, persistent ulceration of the mucous membranes of the tongue and the cheeks. Both their patients said that they had indulged in acts of sexual perversion.
Although generalized disease of the
COSTELLO MJ, COHEN JA. LYMPHOGRANULOMA VENEREUM AFFECTING SIMULTANEOUSLY CERVICAL AND INGUINAL LYMPHATIC GLANDS: REPORT OF A CASE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(3):557–561. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490090109014
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