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May 1935

LYMPHOGRANULOMA INGUINALE: ITS RELATION TO STRICTURE OF THE RECTUM

Arch Surg. 1935;30(5):820-832. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1935.01180110091006
Abstract

Although lymphogranuloma inguinale has been recognized by the medical profession in some form or other under various names for several decades and the pathogenesis as well as other features were carefully described by Durand, Nicolas and Favre1 in 1913, it has been only during the past year or two that the American literature has contained any significant references to it. DeWolf and Van Cleve2 were probably the first American authors to report observations on the disease. When one considers the number of cases described in various reports, lymphogranuloma is apparently rather common. During the year that we have devoted attention to the disease in the clinic of Washington University we have encountered twenty-three cases. Innumerable synonymous terms, such as tropical bubo, climatic bubo and venereal lymphadenitis, have been used to identify the disease. If any of them is superior to lymphogranuloma inguinale, the term venereal lymphogranuloma appears to

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