Granuloma Inguinale (Donovanosis) Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 25, 2021
  • Author: Elizabeth K Satter, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Also consider the following:

  • Mycobacterial infection

  • Cutaneous tuberculosis

  • Ovarian cancer [11] : One case report describes a patient with chronic granuloma inguinale (donovanosis) who presented with recurrent abdominal pain. Results of abdominal computed tomography (CT) scanning showed pelvic masses that mimicked ovarian cancer.

  • Carcinoma of the cervix: One report describes cervical donovanosis, which, on an MRI, was indistinguishable from carcinoma of the cervix. [12]

Differential Diagnoses