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Chancroid: Introduction

Chancroid: Chancroid ("shan-kroid") is an important bacterial infection caused by Haemophilus ducreyi, which is spread by sexual ... more about Chancroid.

Chancroid: An sexually transmitted disease caused by the Haemophilus ducreyi bacteria and is characterized by painful genital ulceration. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chancroid is available below.

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Chancroid ("shan-kroid") is an important bacterial infection caused by Haemophilus ducreyi, which is spread by sexual contact. Periodic outbreaks of chancroid have occurred in the United States, the last one being in the late 1980s. These outbreaks are usually seen in minority populations in the inner cities, especially in the southern and eastern portion of the country. Globally, this disease is common in sub-Saharan Africa among men who have frequent contact with prostitutes. (Source: excerpt from Other Important STDS, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Definitions of Chancroid:

Acute, localized autoinoculable infectious disease usually acquired through sexual contact. Caused by HAEMOPHILUS DUCREYI, it occurs endemically almost worldwide, especially in tropical and subtropical countries and more commonly in seaports and urban areas than in rural areas. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Infectious venereal ulcer - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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