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Granuloma inguinale mimicking as squamous cell carcinoma of penis

Publication Type : Journal Article

Source : Indian J Sex Transm Dis 2014;35:56-8.

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Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Dermatology

Year : 2014

Abstract : Granuloma inguinale (GI) is an acquired chronic, slowly progressive, mildly contagious disease of venereal origin, characterized by granulomatous ulceration of the genitalia and neighboring sites, with little or no tendency to spontaneous healing caused by Klebsiella (Calymmatobacterium) granulomatis. A 55-year-old male presented with fissured, foul smelling, fungating growth over prepuce with phimosis mimicking squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) without lymphadenopathy. It started with painless papulonodular showed pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia, infiltration in dermis, acanthosis and vacuolated macrophages suggestive of GI and not showing any histopathological features of SCC. Patient was successfully treated by giving cotrimoxazole twice a day for 21 days. Here, we presented a case of GI mimicking SCC of penis, which was diagnosed on basis of histopathology and treated with excision followed by medical therapy with cotrimoxazole.

Cite this Research Publication : Pilani A, Vora R, Anjaneyan G., "Granuloma inguinale mimicking as squamous cell carcinoma of penis," Indian J Sex Transm Dis 2014;35:56-8.

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