Klebsiella granulomatis

Klebsiella granulomatis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gammaproteobacteria
Order: Enterobacteriales
Family: Enterobacteriaceae
Genus: Klebsiella
Species: K. granulomatis

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 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" (pdf). Sexually Transmitted Infections. 78 (6): 452–457. doi:10.1136/sti.78.6.452. PMC 1758360Freely accessible. PMID 12473810.

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