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donovanosis

donovanosis in Medicine

donovanosis don·o·va·no·sis (dŏn'ə-və-nō'sĭs)
n.
A chronic destructive ulceration of the inguinal region and the external genitalia caused by Calymmatobacterium granulomatis, which is observed intracellularly as Leishman-Donovan bodies in the infected tissue. Also called granuloma inguinale.

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