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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)