Calymmatobacterium


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Calymmatobacterium

 [kah-lim″mah-to-bak-tēr´e-um]
a genus of bacteria made up of gram-negative rods. C. granulo´matis causes granuloma inguinale.

Calymmatobacterium

(kă-lim'mă-tō-bak-tēr'ē-ŭm),
A genus of nonmotile bacteria (of uncertain taxonomic classification) containing gram-negative, pleomorphic rods with single or bipolar condensations of chromatin; cells occur singly and in clusters. Outside the human body, growth occurs only in the yolk sac or amniotic fluid of a developing chick embryo or in a medium containing embryonic yolk; the organisms are pathogenic only for humans. The type species is Calymmatobacterium granulomatis.
[G. kalymma, hood, veil, + baktērion, rod]

Calymmatobacterium

/Ca·lym·ma·to·bac·te·ri·um/ (kah-lim″ah-to-bak-tēr´e-um) a genus of bacteria (family Brucellaceae), composed of pleomorphic nonmotile, gram-negative rods. C. granulo´matis causes granuloma inguinale in humans; see also Donovan's body, under body.

Ca·lym·ma·to·bac·te·ri·um

(kă-lim'mă-tō-bak-tēr'ē-ŭm)
Reclassified as Klebsiella granulomatus (q.v.).
[G. kalymma, hood, veil, + baktērion, rod]
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Cultivation of Calymmatobacterium granulomatis in ouse peritoneal macrophage monolayer.
A direct smear was made from the ulcer, if any, and subjected to direct examination by Gram staining and Leishman staining for the presence of multinucleated giant cells, shoals of fish bacilli, or safety pin-appearing bacilli to detect herpes simplex virus (HSV), Hemophilus ducreyi, and Calymmatobacterium granulomatis, respectively.