Haemophilus ducreyi: from sexually transmitted infection to skin ulcer pathogen

  title={Haemophilus ducreyi: from sexually transmitted infection to skin ulcer pathogen},
  author={David A. Lewis and Oriol Mitj{\`a}},
  journal={Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases},
  • D. Lewis, O. Mitjà
  • Published 1 February 2016
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
Purpose of review This article provides an overview of the biology, epidemiology, clinical features, diagnostic tests, and treatment of Haemophilus ducreyi infection, with special reference to the decline of chancroid and the recent emergence of H. ducreyi as a pathogen responsible for chronic limb ulceration clinically similar to yaws. Recent findings Chancroid has declined in importance as a sexually transmitted infection in most countries where it was previously endemic. Chancroid may be… 
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