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Granuloma Inguinale

Granuloma Inguinale Causes

Donovanosis is caused by the bacterial strain Klebsiella granulomatis, which can be contracted via sexual contact.

Granuloma Inguinale Definition

Granuloma inguinale, also known as donovanosis, a bacterial illness characterized by genital ulcers that can be mistaken for syphilis. They can grow to endemic proportions and eat up genital tissues causing blood and mucus leakage.

Granuloma Inguinale Diagnosis

Diagnosis is done by observing the ulcers via a Wright-Giemsia stain test.

Granuloma Inguinale Symptoms and Signs

The signs of the disease are painless nodules that have developed 10 to 40 days after the bacterial infestation. The nodules will then burst, opening oozing lesions and will continue to destroy the genital tissue until it is treated. These nodules usually develop in the penis, and labia.

Granuloma Inguinale Treatment

Treatment for the disease includes drugs such as eryththromycin, tetracycline and streptomycin. Infections will subside after one week of treatment but may recur when full treatment is stopped.

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