ID#: 16207
This female patient presented with a cutaneous lesion involving her vagina and perineum, that 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. This lesion was 2-months in duration. 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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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Peter Perine
Creation Date: 1979
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