Klebsiella granulomatis

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Klebsiella granulomatis
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gammaproteobacteria
Order: Enterobacterales
Family: Enterobacteriaceae
Genus: Klebsiella
K. granulomatis
Binomial name
Klebsiella granulomatis
(Aragão and Vianna 1913) Carter et al. 1999

Klebsiella granulomatis is Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Klebsiella[1] known to cause the sexually transmitted disease granuloma inguinale (or donovanosis). It was formerly called Calymmatobacterium granulomatis.[2]


  1. ^ Ryan KJ, Ray CG, ed. (2004). Sherris Medical Microbiology (4th ed.). McGraw Hill. p. 370. ISBN 978-0-8385-8529-0.
  2. ^ O'Farrell N (2002). "Donovanosis". Sexually Transmitted Infections. 78 (6): 452–457. doi:10.1136/sti.78.6.452. PMC 1758360. PMID 12473810.

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