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March 1947

GRANULOMA INGUINALE INVOLVING BUTTOCK AND LYMPH NODECultivation of the Donovan Body in Embryonic Yolk

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

From the Two Hundred and Eighteenth General Hospital (Lieutenant Colonel Jennison) and the Eighteenth Medical General Laboratory.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(3):342-354. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520030035005
Abstract

THE FOLLOWING instance of granuloma inguinale is reported because of the unusual clinical history, involvement of the lymphatic system and establishment of the etiologic agent by means of cultivation in embryonated eggs.

REPORT OF A CASE 

Clinical Course.—  A 20 year old Negro was admitted Jan. 6, 1945, complaining of a "sore near my rectum." Approximately four weeks before admission he first noted a painful pimple on his left buttock. It rapidly increased in size so that within three days he was unable to continue his work as a checker of cargo that was being unloaded on the beaches of Leyte, Philippine Islands. The pimple ruptured on the fourth day and drained a considerable amount of pus, which relieved the pain. Copious amounts of pus drained during the ensuing week, the lesion increased in size, and he was admitted to a station hospital. There with the patient under pentothal sodium

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