Typing of lymphogranuloma venereum Chlamydia trachomatis strains

Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Nov;16(11):1777-9. doi: 10.3201/eid1611.100379.


We analyzed by multilocus sequence typing 77 lymphogranuloma venereum Chlamydia trachomatis strains from men who have sex with men in Europe and the United States. Specimens from an outbreak in 2003 in Europe were monoclonal. In contrast, several strains were in the United States in the 1980s, including a variant from Europe.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Proteins / genetics
  • Bacterial Proteins / metabolism
  • Chlamydia trachomatis / genetics*
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Europe / epidemiology
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Genetic Variation
  • Genotype
  • Homosexuality, Male
  • Humans
  • Lymphogranuloma Venereum / epidemiology*
  • Lymphogranuloma Venereum / microbiology*
  • Male


  • Bacterial Proteins