Monday, June 04, 2007

Calymmatobacterium granulomatis

Hi there.
I'm C. granulomatis.
I'm a Gram Negative rod shaped bacteria.
I'm found more often in developing countries, especially in tropical places.

I cause a STI with ulcers and sores that eat into you.
You can call it granuloma inguinale, but I like to call it donovanosis (easier to remember).
When I infect you, I get eaten up by one of your cells.
Together we make up 'donovan bodies' that can be seen under a microscope.

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