Kellogg, Douglas S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.
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A mildly infectious, chronic, granulomatous disease principally affecting skin and subcutaneous tissues of the genital and rectal areas. Granuloma inguinale, also known as donovanosis, is a sexually transmitted disease that leads to genital ulcers (lesions). Although rare in industrialized countries, the disease is very common in New Guinea, the Caribbean, and other tropical and subtropical areas. See also: Sexually transmitted diseases
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