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September 1938


Author Affiliations


From the Departments of Pathology and Gynecology, University of Georgia School of Medicine.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(3):358-362. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480150032005

Granuloma inguinale, as the name implies, is a granulomatous process which usually occupies the inguinal region. The well known proclivity of the disease for the external genitalia has earned for it a place in the category of venereal diseases. Its venereal origin, however, has never been absolutely proved.

The development of granuloma inguinale is not confined to the external genitalia, the vagina, the perineum, the buttocks and the groin. It may occur primarily on the cervix. The recognition of this fact is of utmost importance in the differentiation of carcinoma of the cervix uteri, which it closely simulates.1 Recently there was recorded a case of granuloma inguinale of the uterus, tubes and ovaries.2

EXTRAGENITAL SITES  It has long been known that extragenital lesions occur. In 1905 Donovan3 was struck by the granuloma-like appearance of the lesions in the mouth of a boy in a ward. Scrapings

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