granuloma inguinale

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granuloma inguinale:

see sexually transmitted diseasesexually transmitted disease
(STD) or venereal disease,
term for infections acquired mainly through sexual contact. Five diseases were traditionally known as venereal diseases: gonorrhea, syphilis, and the less common granuloma inguinale, lymphogranuloma venereum, and
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granuloma inguinale

[‚gran·yə′lō·mə ‚iŋ·gwə′nä·lē]
(medicine)
An infectious, chronic, destructive granulomatous lesion of humans most frequently localized in the genital and inguinal regions; caused by Donovan bodies (Donovania granulomatis).
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008 BL 12 16 LL 28 08 Table 2: Showing overall Clinicohistopathological correlation of Cutaneous Granulomas Histological Confirmation P value (Number) Clinical Types Yes No Chi squared test was not done as some of Leprosy 174 34 the expected values Fungal granuloma 26 8 were less than 5 Tubercular granuloma 22 2 Foreign body granuloma 22 2 Parasitic granuloma 4 0 Lymphogranuloma venereum 3 0 Actinomycosis 2 1 Rhinoscleroma 2 0 Donovanosis 1 1 Granulomatous mycosis fungoides 1 0 Fig.
have been described using as their base the reactions of crossing serums and the ultra-structural aspects, as well as the similarities in the histological aspects of donovanosis and of rhinoscleroma, an infection caused by K.
in 1999, based on molecular aspects (genes 16SrRNA and phoE) that a proposal was made to reclassify the donovanosis agent as Klebsiella granulomatis comb.
considered the possibility that even among developing countries, medical professionals have found it difficult to identify donovanosis cases due to lack of experience with tropical diseases [23].
Since the middle of the 20th century, there has been a consensus that donovanosis can be transmitted sexually.
Typically, however, donovanosis does not occur together adenites [2,16,26,29].
Oral lesions in general are the most frequent, and loss of teeth indicates that the bones have been compromised by donovanosis [1,2,9,25,30].
These symptoms can lead to a risk of loss of life, because they are rarely associated with the diagnosis of donovanosis [1,2,9,31].
This is the most frequent complication of donovanosis.
Donovanosis takes an aggressive course during gestation and women with atypical lesions in the genital area should consider this as a possible diagnosis when undergoing prenatal care [9].
However, it is known that donovanosis increases the risk of acquiring HIV, which augments with the continuation of lesions [25,31].
Donovanosis is chronic progressive destructive, granulomatous infection of superficial tissue of the genital region, caused by Calymmatobacterium granulomatis.