Lymphogranuloma venereum and non-Hodgkin lymphoma: a case report

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2012 Jun;45(3):412-4. doi: 10.1590/s0037-86822012000300029.


Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is an uncommon, contagious, sexually transmitted disease (STD). We report a case of a 17-year-old teenager who presented with a 2-month-old ulcerous vegetant lesion in the right inguinal region. The patient was diagnosed with LGV and received erythromycin treatment. Three months after treatment, he presented with a new ulcerous lesion, very similar to the previous one, in the right supraclavicular region. He was diagnosed with a diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Both diseases are rare in Rio de Janeiro City, Brazil, and physicians should not neglect the possibility of STDs in such cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Humans
  • Lymphogranuloma Venereum / complications*
  • Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse / complications*
  • Male