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Basics

Description

  • Sexually transmitted genital ulcerative disease:
    • Increased risk for HIV infection
  • A common cause of genital ulceration in Africa, southeast Asia, and Latin America:
    • Uncommon in US where herpes simplex virus (HSV) > syphilis >> chancroid, but likely underreported

Etiology

Causative agent: Haemophilus ducreyi
  • Highly infectious bacterium

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TY - ELEC T1 - Chancroid ID - 307245 Y1 - 2016 PB - 5-Minute Emergency Consult UR - https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307245/all/Chancroid ER -