The recognition of lymphogranuloma venereum as an entity and the new and improved diagnostic procedures have resulted in an apparent increase in the number of cases of this disease. There were 187 patients treated in the dermatologic wards at Bellevue Hospital from 1935 to 1939. Involvement of the inguinal lymphatic glands was twenty times more frequent in men than in women, and there were twice as many patients hospitalized in 1938 as in 1935. The anorectal type of involvement occurred one and one-half times more frequently in women than in men, and the number of patients with this type in 1938 was three times that recorded in 1935. At the Hôpital Saint-Louis in Paris, France, 73 patients were treated from 1931 to 1935.
The classification of the disease into the inguinal and the anorectal type is generally accepted, but, contrary to general belief, lymphogranuloma venereum does not consist of these
COSTELLO MJ, COHEN JA. LYMPHOGRANULOMA VENEREUM: OBSERVATIONS IN ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SEVEN CASES AT BELLEVUE HOSPITAL. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;44(3):391–397. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01500030073007
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