Chancroid: clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management

@article{Lewis2003ChancroidCM,
  title={Chancroid: clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management},
  author={David A. Lewis},
  journal={Sexually Transmitted Infections},
  year={2003},
  volume={79},
  pages={68 - 71}
}
  • D. Lewis
  • Published 1 February 2003
  • Medicine
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
Chancroid is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the Gram negative bacterium Haemophilus ducreyi and is characterised by necrotising genital ulceration which may be accompanied by inguinal lymphadenitis or bubo formation. H ducreyi is a fastidious organism which is difficult to culture from genital ulcer material. DNA amplification techniques have shown improved diagnostic sensitivity but are only performed in a few laboratories. The management of chancroid in the tropics tends to be… 
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