A sexually transmitted infection characterized by painful genital ulcerations and inguinal adenopathy
Uncommon in the United States, present worldwide
Chancroid is endemic in developin...
Exposure to an infected individual
Local symptoms: dysuria, chancre (painful); inguinal lymph node swelling
Women can be asymptomatic carriers.
Systemic symptoms often lacking
Saline or Burow solution to soak ulcers
Aspiration of buboes if >5 cm; approach through adjacent skin. Consider incision and drainage for larger lesions...
Avoid sexual activity until ulcers are resolved.
Clinical improvement usually occurs within 48 hours.
Reexamine patients 3 to 7 days after initiat...
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402955008 Vulval chancroid (disorder)
240585002 chancroid - anogenital ulcer (disor...
Chancroid is characterized by genital papules that progress to pustules and then open painful ulcers. Chancroid is rare in the United States.
Azithromycin is the treatment of choice.
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