ID#: 6515
This photograph depicts a close view of a male patient’s pubic region, who had presented bilaterally infected, swollen inguinal lymph nodes, known as buboes, which had eroded through the overlying skin. The cause for this condition, referred to as granuloma inguinale, or Donovanosis, is the intracellular, Gram-negative bacterium, Klebsiella granulomatis, formerly Calymmatobacterium granulomatis. Granuloma inguinale, like syphilis, is also a sexually transmitted disease. It is a slowly progressive ulcerative condition of the skin and lymphatics of the genital, and perianal area, usually affecting the anogenital region, producing painless, progressively ulcerative, highly vascular, beefy red lesions.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Pirozzi
Creation Date: 1972
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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