Granuloma inguinale

Author: Branko Perunovic, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 10 May 2017, last major update May 2007

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Definition / general
  • Also called donovanosis
  • Due to gram negative rod, Calymmatobacterium granulomatis, which has characteristic bipolar staining
  • Sexually transmitted disease which affects genital skin and mucosa and causes inguinal lymphadenopathy; rarely becomes disseminated
  • May occur in children of infected mothers via birth canal (Am J Clin Pathol 1997;108:510)
  • May mimic carcinoma (Genitourin Med 1990;66:380)
Cytology description