Histological, immunofluorescent, and ultrastructural features of lymphogranuloma venereum: a case report

Br J Vener Dis. 1984 Dec;60(6):390-5. doi: 10.1136/sti.60.6.390.


We studied the course of a case of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) over two years. The comparative histological, immunological, and ultrastructural studies showed the existence of characteristic granulations within the macrophages of the granuloma. We suggest that direct immunofluorescence is a specific method for diagnosing cutaneous LGV. Some ultrastructural aspects lead us to believe that different chlamydial bodies exist inside the granuloma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique
  • Humans
  • Immunoenzyme Techniques
  • Lymphogranuloma Venereum / diagnosis
  • Lymphogranuloma Venereum / pathology*
  • Macrophages / ultrastructure
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / pathology
  • Vulva / ultrastructure