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What is chancroid?

  • It is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria called Haemophilus Ducreyi.
  • The individual presents generally with painful ulcers, single or multiple overlying a “dirty” base.
  • Some patients complain of painful swellings in the inguinal folds.
  • The condition is diagnosed by demonstrating the organism through culture of the ulcer secretions.
  • An appropriate antibiotic treatment is effective.



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