What is Donovanosis?

Granuloma inguinale is a bacterial disease caused by Klebsiella granulomatis characterized by ulcerative genital lesions. It is endemic in many less developed regions. It is also known as donovanosis, granuloma inguinale tropicum, granuloma venereum, lupoid form of groin ulceration, serpiginous ulceration of the groin, ulcerating granuloma of the pudendum, and ulcerating sclerosing granuloma.

The disease often goes untreated because of the scarcity of medical treatment in the countries in which it is found. In addition, the painless genital ulcers can be mistaken for syphilis. The ulcers ultimately progress to destruction of internal and external tissue, with extensive leakage of mucus and blood from the highly vascular lesions. The destructive nature of donovanosis also increases the risk of superinfection by other pathogenic microbes.

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I have a sore on my genital area, swelling of urethra which I was given cypro, however not sure if this is related to HSV-2, other symptoms not...

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thanks for the query

Most causes of genital sores are are related to STDs. the common causes include;

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what is a std? and what are the sythems? how do they look like? and where do you get it? answer asap

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STD means sexually transmitted disease. Eg. Syphilis, gonorrhea, donovanosis, HIV/HBV, veneral warts, bactrial...

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I have been having sex with my girlfriend, and for the last week especially it has been very frequent and vigourous. Today I noticed 2 small dots...

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it is possible

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although injury seems to be the most likely cause of these lesions and despite the fact that I...

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