Case report: lymphogranuloma venereum in New Zealand

Sex Health. 2008 Dec;5(4):369-70. doi: 10.1071/sh08071.


We report New Zealand's first two cases of anorectal lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV). Although infection in these cases was probably acquired off-shore, the cases are reported to demonstrate the need to be vigilant to the possibility of LGV when men who have sex with men present with symptoms of proctitis. Investigation and management of LGV is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Azithromycin / therapeutic use
  • Chlamydia trachomatis / isolation & purification*
  • Homosexuality, Male
  • Humans
  • Lymphogranuloma Venereum / diagnosis*
  • Lymphogranuloma Venereum / drug therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • New Zealand
  • Rectal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Rectal Diseases / drug therapy
  • Rectal Diseases / microbiology
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Unsafe Sex*


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Azithromycin