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Disease Name: Chancroid

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Overview / Case Definition

A sexually transmitted disease characterized by painful genital ulceration and inflammatory inguinal adenopathy. The disease is caused by infection with Haemophilus ducreyi.

In most males, chancroid manifests as a genital ulcer with or without inguinal tenderness; edema of the prepuce is common. In females, most lesions are at the vaginal introitus and symptoms include dysuria, dyspareunia, vaginal discharge, pain on defecation, or anal bleeding.




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Reporting Timeframe: Within 3 working days

Diagnosis / Testing

Isolation of H. ducreyi from an ulcer or lymph node aspirate in a clinical specimen. There are other genital ulcer causing diseases, such as syphilis, HSV infection, or lymphogranuloma venereum.


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