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November 1975

Mutilating Granuloma Inguinale

Author Affiliations

From the departments of dermatology (Drs. Fritz, Hubler, and Rudolph) and pathology and neurology (Dr. Dodson), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(11):1464-1465. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630230066011

• Granuloma inguinale is an uncommon infectious granulomatous disease of the inguinale area that can insidiously engulf and mutilate tissue. The reported case of granuloma inguinale demonstrated the painless progression of the disease to destroy most penile, scrotal, and inguinal tissue and also showed the subsequent satisfactory therapeutic result with antibiotic treatment. Light microscopy of plastic-embedded thin-sectioned tissue specimens allowed clear demonstration of the Donovan bodies and may be valuable in diagnosis.

(Arch Dermatol 111:1464-1465, 1975)