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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