Definition of Granuloma inguinale

1. Noun. A venereal disease caused by a bacterium of the genus Calymmatobacterium; characterized by a pimply rash of the skin in the genital and groin region.


Medical Definition of Granuloma inguinale

1. A rare sexually transmitted disease that is caused by Calymmatobacterium granulomatis. This infection is more common in the tropical and subtropical areas such as India, Guyana and new Guinea. There are approximately 100 cases reported annually in the United States. Men are affected more often than women. It is thought to be most commonly acquired through anal intercourse. Symptoms include a small red nodule on the genitalia that may form elevated masses of reddened tissue (granulation tissue). The lesions gradual spread and destroy genital tissue. Diagnosis is via tissue biopsy or culture. Treatment includes antibiotics. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Granuloma Inguinale

granulocytic leukaemia
granulocytic leukemia
granulocytic sarcoma
granulocytic series
granulocytin
granulocytopenia
granulocytopoiesis
granulocytopoietic
granulocytosis
granuloma
granuloma annulare
granuloma endemicum
granuloma faciale
granuloma gangrenescens
granuloma gravidarum
granuloma inguinale tropicum
granuloma multiforme
granuloma telangiectaticum
granuloma tropicum
granulomas
granulomata
granulomatosis
granulomatous
granulomatous arteritis
granulomatous colitis
granulomatous disease

Literary usage of Granuloma inguinale

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Medical Research by American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists (1901)
"Cleland (1909) found a spirochete in cases of granuloma inguinale in the native women ... In 1905 Donovan observed cell inclusions in granuloma inguinale, ..."

2. Diseases of the skin: Inluding the Acute Eruptive Fevers by Frank Crozer Knowles (1914)
"... granuloma of the pudenda; Perforating granuloma of the thigh; granuloma inguinale ... granuloma inguinale ..."

3. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1922)
"RANDALL, SMALL, AND BELK: granuloma inguinale appetite a capricious affair, ... Treatment for granuloma inguinale was instituted January 29, 1921, ..."

4. Diseases of the Skin: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners by J. M. H. MacLeod (1921)
"GRANULOMA. INGUINALE Syn. : Ulcerating granuloma of the pudenda. ... The modern names of granuloma inguinale or Granuloma ..."

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