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    Chancroid


    Description
      This is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacteria Haemophilus ducreyi. It often occurs simultaneously with other sexually transmitted diseases, such as herpes, syphilis, and HIV infection.


    Causes
    • Sexual transmission
    • Contact with lesion by medical personnel


    Symptoms
    • Pus-filled blister initially
    • Lesion then rupture and become ulcerated
    • Multiple lesions then form, often joining together
    • Women may have the disease with lesions
    • Swollen lymph glands
    • Lymph glands may burst
    • Fever, chills, and malaise
    • Inflammation of the head of the penis
    • Inflammation of the clitoris
    • Foreskin of penis becomes narrowed


    Diagnosis
    • Culture on a special petri dish


    Similar Conditions
    • Syphilis
    • Herpes


    Treatment
    • Antibiotics-many work well:
    • Azithromycin-single dose by mouth
    • Ceftriaxone (Rocephin)-single dose injection
    • Augmentin
    • Erythromycin
    • Ciprofloxacin



     
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