|Description:||This patient showed manifestations of granuloma inguinale, also known as Donovanosis, involving swelling of the penile shaft with accompanying subcutaneous granulomas in the inguinal region, bilaterally.|
Granuloma inguinale is a genital ulcerative disease caused by the intracellular Gram-negative bacterium Calymmatobacterium 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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|Content Providers(s):||CDC/ Joe Miller; Jim Pledger, VD|
|Links:||CDC - National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of STD Prevention; Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs); Treatment Guidelines, 2010, Diseases Characterized by Genital, Anal, or Perianal Ulcers|
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