Granuloma inguinale

Keywords: Donovanosis


Appropriate Tests

Indurated papule

Inguinal pseudobuboes

Biopsy, aspirate of lesion with smear and histology.

Smear of granulation tissue with microscopy (including special stains) for intracellular bacteria (Calymmatobacterium granulomatis), also known as 'Donovan bodies'.

Culture is not used for diagnostic purposes.

No serological test is available.

See also Sexually transmitted diseases


  • Disseminated infection
  • Neonates