Definition of Granuloma venereum

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 venereum

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 Venereum

granuloma annulare
granuloma endemicum
granuloma faciale
granuloma gangrenescens
granuloma gravidarum
granuloma inguinale tropicum
granuloma multiforme
granuloma telangiectaticum
granuloma tropicum
granulomatous arteritis
granulomatous colitis
granulomatous disease
granulomatous encephalomyelitis
granulomatous endophthalmitis
granulomatous enteritis
granulomatous ileitis
granulomatous inflammation
granulomatous mastitis

Literary usage of Granuloma venereum

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

1. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"granuloma venereum (Ulcerating Granuloma) Definition.—A chronic superficial ulceration in the region of the genitals occurring chiefly in tropical countries ..."

2. Skin and Venereal Diseases (1918)
"granuloma venereum. granuloma venereum, synonymous with granuloma of the pudenda, groin ulcera- tion and serpiginous ulceration of the genitals, ..."

3. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"... with sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, syphilis, and lympho- granuloma venereum than among people who do not have these conditions. ..."

4. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"... that these were due to brucella, vibrio, Q_ fever or the ovine abortion virus of the psittacosis-lympho- granuloma venereum group (Stamp et al, 1950). ..."

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