Tissue section Donovan bodies--identification through slow-Giemsa (overnight) technique

Dermatologica. 1987;174(5):228-31. doi: 10.1159/000249185.


Slow-Giemsa (overnight) tissue section staining technique is described. It was found to be 100% successful in different variants of donovanosis. This method, though time-consuming, is much superior to often used tissue smears, and should be employed for its ultimate confirmation.

MeSH terms

  • Azure Stains
  • Bacterial Infections / pathology*
  • Calymmatobacterium / ultrastructure*
  • Granuloma / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Skin Diseases / pathology*


  • Azure Stains