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Haemophilus ducreyi is a well recognised causative agent of genital ulcers and chancroid. We report two unusual cases of non-sexually transmitted H. ducreyi infection leading to chronic lower limb ulcers. Both patients were Australian expatriates visiting Australia from the Pacific Islands--one from Papua New Guinea and the other from Vanuatu.
Treatment with STS-557 (17 alpha-cyanomethyl 17 beta-hydroxy-estra-4,9(10)-dien-3-one; 10 mg kg-1 daily s.c.) for 4 weeks induced atrophy of the seminiferous tubules in adult rats with a reduction in tubule diameter and in the number of round spermatids at stage VII. Elongated spermatids were not detected. Leydig cells were atrophied from the second week of… (More)