Granuloma inguinale (Klebsiella granulomatis)

Clinical criteria
Any person with the following clinical picture: granuloma inguinale is a slowly progressive ulcerative disease of the skin and lymphatics of the genital and perianal area caused by the bacillus Klebsiella granulomatis. A clinically compatible case would have one or more painless or minimally painful granulomatous lesions in the anogenital area.

Laboratory criteria
Demonstration of intracytoplasmic Donovan bodies in Wright or Giemsa-stained smears or biopsies of granulation tissue

Epidemiological criteria

Case classification
A. Possible case
B. Probable case
Any person meeting the clinical criteria
C. Confirmed case
Any person meeting the clinical and the laboratory criteria 

Current as of: 24 January 2019