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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
BEZERRA, Sarita Maria de Fátima Martins de Carvalho; JARDIM, Marcio Martins Lobo and SILVA, Valdir Bandeira da. Granuloma inguinale (Donovanosis). An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.3, pp.585-586. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000300028.
The authors present images of two of the most common clinical forms of granuloma inguinale (donovanosis) in males and females. Donovanosis is considered a sexually transmitted disease that is endemic in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Two microscopic images are also shown, one of a direct smear (the presence of Donovan bodies within large mononuclear cells identified using Giemsa stain) and the other of typical histological findings (rod-shaped Donovan bodies within a mononuclear histiocyte)
Keywords : Communicable diseases; Genital diseases, female; Genital diseases, male; Sexually transmitted diseases; Sexually transmitted diseases, bacterial.