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Disease Name: Chancroid


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Please review the Idaho Reportable Disease Rules (IDAPA 16.02.10) for the most up-to-date information.

CDC information: 
http://search.cdc.gov/search?query=chancroid+&utf8=%E2%9C%93&affiliate=cdc-main


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.


Restrictions

None


Reporting

Within 3 working days

Reportable by Healthcare and Labs:

Reportable by Food Service Facility:

Suspect Reportable:

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.


Treatment

CDC Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment Guidelines:
http://www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/default.htm


Additional Information

CDC information: 
http://search.cdc.gov/search?query=chancroid+&utf8=%E2%9C%93&affiliate=cdc-main


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