Study of Granuloma Venereum
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Anandam K. Study of Granuloma Venereum. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1979;45:323-332
AbstractStudy is a comprehensive work on 62 patients with granuloma venereum. Sixteen of them were females and 46 were males. The predominant age group among males and females was 21-30 years and 15-20 years respectively. The incubation period varied from 3 days to 1 year. The duration of disease was from 3 days to 4 years. Fifty five patients had pure genital lesions 4 had genital and extragenital lesions, 3 had extragenital lesions only. VDRL was reactive in 20 of these patients. Histopathological examination done in 6 patients did not reveal any abnormality. Malignancy as a complication was not encountered in this series. The duration of the treatment varied from 10-25 days. Author has also, given 7 case reports each representative of the varied clinical picture of this condition. He has also given the salient aspects of his observations regarding the morphology and life cycle of Donovania granulomatis.