NCBI ROFL: When you lie down with donkeys…you wake up with chlamydia

By ncbi rofl | July 17, 2009 3:51 pm

Unusual transmission route of Lymphogranuloma venereum; following sexual contact with a female donkey.

“Here, we present a 20-year-old man who presented with painful inguinal and femoral masses. He gave a history of sexual contact with a mare 14 days before his recent illness.”

Thanks to Liz for today’s ROFL!

  • Deray

    "either LGV has been transmitted through another man to the mare or the reported acquired route of transmission was reported to hide transmission with (homo) sexual contact". I threw up a little in my mouth, eeewwwwwwwwwww

  • tim H

    hmmmm, how the hell are we going to make more horsecow without getting chlamydia?


  • Ambivalent Academic

    Also, the technically and scientifically correct term for a female donkey is a "jenny" not a "mare". Definitions FAIL, Khorvash et al.


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