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Granuloma inguinale

  • Ambrose J. King
Part of the Encyclopedia of Urology book series (HDBUROL, volume 9 / 2)

Abstract

This condition has been called, among other names, “ulcerating granuloma of the pudenda”, “sclerosing granuloma” and “granulomatosis”. In Europe it was, perhaps, more generally known as “granuloma venereum”; but the name “granuloma inguinale” is preferable, because it has achieved almost universal recognition and helps to avoid confusion with the name “lymphogranuloma venereum”. Although granuloma inguinale is generally regarded as a venereal disease, some doubt remains as to its method of transmission, and this is a further reason for abandoning the alternative name.

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F. Diagnosis

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G. Infeetivity and transmission

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H. Treatment

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I.Local treatment

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2.Clinical trials

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g) Oxytetracycline

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h) Tyrothricin

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