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granuloma inguinale

[ing-gwuh-nal-ee, -ney-lee, -nah-ley] /ˌɪŋ gwəˈnæl i, -ˈneɪ li, -ˈnɑ leɪ/
noun, Pathology
1.
a venereal disease marked by deep ulceration of the skin of the groin and external genitals, caused by the bacterium Calymmatobacterium granulomatis.
Also called granuloma venereum
[vuh-neer-ee-uh m] /vəˈnɪər i əm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; < Neo-Latin: inguinal granuloma
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granuloma venereum in Medicine

granuloma inguinale granuloma in·gui·na·le (ĭng'gwə-nā'lē)
n.
See donovanosis.

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Encyclopedia Article for granuloma venereum

granuloma inguinale

contagious sexually transmitted disease occurring predominantly in tropical areas and characterized by deep purulent ulcers on or near the genital organs. Encapsulated bacilli called Donovan bodies (Calymmatobacterium granulomatis) occur in smears from the lesions or in biopsy material and are thought to be the cause of the disease. Granuloma inguinale is treated with streptomycin or with broad-spectrum antibiotics.

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