Donovanosis—A Case Report

Case report


A. J. Kanwar, A. Majid, M. U. Hasan, Y. K. Malhotra

Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J.

Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 4, No.2. July 1981:81-82


Donovanosis, also known as granuloma inguinale and granuloma venereum, is a chronic, sexually transmitted, granulomatous disease of the genitals and the adjoining tissue caused by Donovania granulomatis which is apleomorphic, gram negative bacillus varying from 1-2 μm in length and 0.5—0.4 μm in width. The disease is rare as compared to other sexually transmitted diseases and is commoner in males than females. A case seen recently by us is being reported. It is probably the first report of this disease from the Libyan Jamahiriya.

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