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Table 1 Statistical analysis of the subjects by their LGV status

From: Prevalence and predictors of Lymphogranuloma venereum in a high risk population attending a STD outpatients clinic in Italy

  LGV negative LGV positive P value
  N = 95 N = 13  
Reported symptoms % (n) 20% (19) 100% (13) <0.001
MSM % (n) 91.6% (87) 100% (13) 0.601
Mean age (±SD), (range) 34 years (±9.5), (18–64) 43 years (±6.3), (27–53) 0.0008
Mean anti-Chlamydia IgG AU/ml, (range) £ 11.8 (4–38) 60.4 (19–86) <0.001
Presence of coinfections % (n) 47.3% (45) 92.3% (12) 0.0023
HIV % (n) 10.5% (10) 69.2% (9) <0.001
Syphilis % (n) 16.8% (16) 69.2% (9) <0.001
Gonorrhoea* % (n) 17.8% (17) 23.0% (3) 0.6519
Non-L serovar CT* % (n) 13.7% (13) 0% (0) 0.155
HBV % (n) 3.2% (3) 30.8% (4) 0.001
HCV % (n) 1.1% (1) 7.7% (1) 0.570
HPV warts % (n) 10.5% (10) 30.8% (4) 0.110
  1. † A patient was considered coinfected when at least one of the following infections was present: HIV, gonorrhoea, non-L CT, HBV, HCV, HPV warts.
  2. *A patient was considered gonorrhoea or non-L CT positive when at least one of the site tested (pharyngeal swab and/or rectal swab and/or urine) resulted positive.
  3. £ Normal values: IgG <15 Arbitrary Units/ml.