Calymmatobacterium


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Calymmatobacterium

[kə¦lim·əd·ō‚bak′tir·ē·əm]
(microbiology)
A genus of gram-negative, usually encapsulated, pleomorphic rods of uncertain affiliation; the single species causes granuloma inguinale in humans.
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Table 1 Organisms Commonly Transmitted by the Sexual Route Bacteria * Chlamydia trachomatis * Neisseria gonorrhoeae * Treponema pallidum * Haemophilus ducreyi * Calymmatobacterium granulomatosis * Mycoplasma hominis * Mycoplasma genitalum * Ureaplasma urealyticum Viruses * Human immunodeficiency virus * Herpes simplex virus types I and II * Human papillomaviruses * Hepatitis B virus * Hepatitis C virus * Molluscum contagiousum Virus Protozoa * Trichomonas vaginalis Ectoparasites * Sarcoptes scabiei * Phthirus pubis OVERVIEW OF THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF BACTERIAL STDs CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS Chlamydia is the most frequently reported of all communicable diseases in North America (CDC, 1996; CDC, 1993; Gully, 1992).