Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Donovanosis Evaluation

The evaluation of granuloma inguinale begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in males with granuloma inguinale include:

Physical findings in females with granuloma inguinale include:

Tests that may be used to evaluate granuloma inguinale include:
  • Skin biopsy:
    • Sample of the skin lesion is examined under a microscope
  • Tissue culture:
    • Identifies the organism

Additional tests that may be used to evaluate granuloma inguinale may include:

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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Donovanosis References
  1. Hoosen AA, Mphatsoe M, Kharsany AB, Moodley J, Bassa A, Bramdev A. Granuloma inguinale in association with pregnancy and HIV infection. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 1996 May;53(2):133-8. [8735293]
  2. Jamkhedkar PP, Hira SK, Shroff HJ, Lanjewar DN. Clinico-epidemiologic features of granuloma inguinale in the era of acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Sex Transm Dis. 1998 Apr;25(4):196-200. [9564722]
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