Hypertrophic Donavanosis in a Young Pregnant Woman

C. A. Liverani, D. Lattuada, S. Mangano, C. Pignatari, D. Puglia, E. Monti, G. Bolis

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Abstract

Background: Donovanosis is a chronic bacterial illness, progressive and indolent, which normally attacks the skin and mucous membranes in the genital and perigenital regions. Case: An 18-year-old pregnant female presented with large, hypertrophic lesions in the ano-genital region. HIV serology was negative. Pap smear revealed a CIN 1 associated with HPV infection. Biopsy yielded macrophages laden with Gram-negative Donovan bodies. Summary and Conclusion: A diagnosis of vulvar and perianal donovanosis was reached; the patient decided to terminate the pregnancy and was treated with azithromycin, which led to clinical resolution.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Calymmatobacterium
  • Donovanosis
  • Klebsiella granulomatis
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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