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Causative organism

Klebsiella granulomatis

Donovanosis is rare. If a case is suspected, refer patient to a specialist service.

See STI Guidelines

Incubation period  
How far to trace back  
Usual testing method  
Common symptoms


Likelihood of transmission per act of condomless intercourse  
Likelihood of long-term sexual partner being infected  
Protective effect of condoms  
Transmission by oral sex  
Duration of potential infectivity  
Important sequelae  
Direct benefit of detection and treatment of contacts  

Usual management of contacts


Contact tracing priority  

Page last updated April 2021