Chancroid

The chancroid is an infection of the genital skin or mucosa caused by Haemophilus ducreyi and papules, painful ulcers and enlargement of the inguinal lymph nodes, leading to the formation of pus, characterized. The diagnosis is usually made clinically, since the cultivation of pathogens is difficult. The treatment is carried out with a macrolide (azithromycin or erythromycin), ceftriaxone or ciprofloxacin.

H. ducreyi is a short, slender, gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium with rounded ends.

The chancroid is an infection of the genital skin or mucosa caused by Haemophilus ducreyi and papules, painful ulcers and enlargement of the inguinal lymph nodes, leading to the formation of pus, characterized. The diagnosis is usually made clinically, since the cultivation of pathogens is difficult. The treatment is carried out with a macrolide (azithromycin or erythromycin), ceftriaxone or ciprofloxacin. H. ducreyi is a short, slender, gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium with rounded ends. Chancroid occurs in rare outbreaks in developed countries, but is a common cause of genital ulcers in much of the developing world and is often purchased by men with prostitutes. Like other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) cause genital ulcers, increases the chancroid the risk of HIV transmission. Symptoms and complaints After an incubation period of 3-7 days appear small, painful papules that break quickly and in flat, soft, painful ulcers with ragged, ill-defined edges (d. E. With overhanging tissue) convert and a red border. The ulcers vary in size and often coalesce. A deeper erosion occasionally leads to a pronounced tissue destruction. The inguinal lymph nodes are painful, increase, baked together and form a purulent abscess (Bubo). The skin over the abscess may be discolored reddish, are shiny and may break, forming a abscess cavity. The infection can, spread to other areas of the skin, resulting in new lesions. A chancroid can lead to phimosis, a urethral stricture and a Urethrafistel. Ulcer Molle ( “Soft chancre”) Image courtesy of Dr. Pirozzi on Public Health Image Library of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. var model = {thumbnailUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/chancroid_orig_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350’ imageUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/chancroid_orig_de.jpg?la = en & thn = 0 ‘, title:’ ulcer Molle ( “Chancroids “) ‘

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