Granuloma inguinale in a 51-year-old man

Jennifer Ornelas, Maija Ht Kiuru, Thomas Konia, Larissa N Larsen

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Granuloma inguinale, or Donovanosis, is a rare, sexually transmitted ulcerative disease primarily affecting the genital area. In this report, we present a case of a 50-year-old man that was diagnosed with granuloma inguinale after a 2-month history of a penile ulcer. Histological analysis demonstrated the presence of Donovan bodies within macrophages, confirming the diagnosis. He was subsequently treated with trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole with improvement in the ulcer. This case serves as a reminder to clinicians that although granuloma inguinale is rarely encountered in the US, it should still be suspected in patients with nonhealing penile ulcers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2016


  • Donovanosis
  • Graunuloma inguinale
  • Klebsiella granulomatis
  • Penile ulcer
  • Sexually transmitted infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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