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.
- Klebsiella granulomatis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health