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.
|Titolo:||Hypertrophic donavanosis in a young pregnant woman|
BOLIS, GIORGIO (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Adolescence; Calymmatobacterium; Donovanosis; Klebsiella granulomatis; Pregnancy|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/40 - Ginecologia e Ostetricia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||ago-2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.jpag.2011.10.002|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|