ID#: 16206
This male patient presented with a cutaneous lesion in his left inguinal region, including the left thigh, scrotum, and appeared to extend into the patient’s perineum. The lesion was diagnosed as a case of granuloma inguinale, or Donovanosis, the sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium, Klebsiella granulomatis, formerly known as Calymmatobacterium granulomatis, and even earlier Donovania granulomatis. The causative organism is difficult to culture, and diagnosis requires visualization of dark-staining Donovan bodies on tissue crush preparation from a biopsy.
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