Basic Summary for Granuloma inguinale


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Main name of condition: Granuloma inguinale
Other names or spellings: donovanosis, Calymmatobacterium granulomatis, fourth venereal disease, granuloma pudendi, granuloma venereum, pudendal ulcer


What is Granuloma inguinale?
  Brief description of Granuloma inguinale: Granulomous disease spread sexually.
  Parent types of Granuloma inguinale: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial diseases, Anal conditions, Anorectal disorders, Diseases contagious from sex, Diseases contagious from vaginal sex, Vagina conditions
  Organs Affected by Granuloma inguinale: genitals, penis, vagina, anus
How many people get Granuloma inguinale?
  Incidence (annual) of Granuloma inguinale: 0.1 new cases per 100,000 population of donovanosis was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  Incidence Rate of Granuloma inguinale: approx 1 in 1,000,000 or 0.00% or 272 people in USA [about data]
Who gets Granuloma inguinale?
  Geography Profile for Granuloma inguinale: Occurs mostly in tropical areas.
What causes Granuloma inguinale?
  Class of Condition for Granuloma inguinale: bacterial
  Risk factors for Granuloma inguinale: see risk factors for Granuloma inguinale
What are the symptoms of Granuloma inguinale?
  Symptoms of Granuloma inguinale: see symptoms of Granuloma inguinale
Can anyone else get Granuloma inguinale?
  Contagion of Granuloma inguinale: Spread by sexual behavior and possibly other ways.
  More information: see contagiousness of Granuloma inguinale
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Granuloma inguinale: see treatments for Granuloma inguinale
Society issues for Granuloma inguinale
  Hospitalization statistics for Granuloma inguinale: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Granuloma inguinale:
  • 0% (1) of hospital consultant episodes were for granuloma inguinale in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for granuloma inguinale required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for granuloma inguinale were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for granuloma inguinale were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for granuloma inguinale required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for granuloma inguinale in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for granuloma inguinale in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for granuloma inguinale in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for granuloma inguinale occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for granuloma inguinale occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for granuloma inguinale were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% (0) of hospital bed days were for granuloma inguinale in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Last revision: May 27, 2003

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