New lymphogranuloma venereum Chlamydia trachomatis variant, Amsterdam

Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Jul;11(7):1090-2. doi: 10.3201/eid1107.040883.


We retrospectively conducted a study of men who have sex with men who visited the Amsterdam, the Netherlands, sexually transmitted diseases clinic from January 2002 to December 2003 and had rectal Chlamydia trachomatis infections. We found that symptomatic (73%) as well as asymptomatic (43%) patients were infected with a new C. trachomatis LGV variant.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins / genetics
  • Base Sequence
  • Chlamydia trachomatis / genetics*
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Lymphogranuloma Venereum / epidemiology
  • Lymphogranuloma Venereum / microbiology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Mutation
  • Netherlands / epidemiology
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Sequence Homology, Amino Acid


  • Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins
  • OMPA outer membrane proteins