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April 24, 1937


Author Affiliations


From the Department of Pathology, University of Georgia School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1937;108(17):1401-1402. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780170019006

A clinicopathologic study of granuloma inguinale has enabled us to describe its specific histologic picture.1 This characteristic pathologic appearance was determined by the study of sections of tissue taken from lesions in which the Donovan bodies had previously been demonstrated in films.

We have recently observed two patients with granulomatous growths of the cervix that exhibited the specific histologic picture of granuloma inguinale. It is interesting to note that in these two cases epithelioma was suspected clinically. This suspicion was so strong in one instance that a radium pack was applied at the time of biopsy. From these observations we are enabled to report a heretofore disregarded entity. However, Gardner 2 has briefly suggested that granuloma of the cervix may possibly be related to granuloma inguinale. Because lesions of this specific disease, commonly called granuloma inguinale, have now been observed at sites other than the inguinal region, we prefer

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