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NEONATAL GRANULOMA VENEREUM

NEONATAL GRANULOMA VENEREUM THE PURPOSE of this paper is to report a case of neonatal granuloma venereum in which the causative organism was identified in auricular and postauricular abscesses. Although the distinctive granulomatous lesion has previously been reported in infants, it is understandably rare. It is coincidental that the causative organism in a predominantly venereal disease should have been discovered originally in an extragenital lesion. Donovan,1 whose name is given to the specific organism of the disease, in 1905 described minute sporozoa within macrophages in scrapings from a granulomatous lesion in the mouth of a ward boy in the Madras General Hospital. McLeod,2 however, had been the first to describe this lesion clinically in a report of three cases of serpiginous ulceration of the scrotum and adjacent structures (1882). Galloway,3 in 1897, gave the first microscopic description, but misinterpreted the organisms as granules in the large macrophages. Carter,4 independently http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1953 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050070320006
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Abstract

THE PURPOSE of this paper is to report a case of neonatal granuloma venereum in which the causative organism was identified in auricular and postauricular abscesses. Although the distinctive granulomatous lesion has previously been reported in infants, it is understandably rare. It is coincidental that the causative organism in a predominantly venereal disease should have been discovered originally in an extragenital lesion. Donovan,1 whose name is given to the specific organism of the disease, in 1905 described minute sporozoa within macrophages in scrapings from a granulomatous lesion in the mouth of a ward boy in the Madras General Hospital. McLeod,2 however, had been the first to describe this lesion clinically in a report of three cases of serpiginous ulceration of the scrotum and adjacent structures (1882). Galloway,3 in 1897, gave the first microscopic description, but misinterpreted the organisms as granules in the large macrophages. Carter,4 independently

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1953

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