Sexually transmitted genital ulcerative disease:
Increased risk for HIV infection
A common cause of genital ulceration in Africa, southeast Asia, and Latin America:
Uncommon in US where...
Begins as a single erythematous papule or pustule:
Quickly erodes into painful chancres (1–20 mm)
Soft and friable with ragged, irregular borders
Primary ulcer usually excavat...
Azithromycin: Single PO dose
Ceftriaxone: Single IM dose (pregnan...
Sexual abstinence or condom use until lesions healed
Symptoms improve within 2 days of treatment
Ulcers improve within 3–7 days
Possible delayed res...
Initiate treatment if probable CDC case guidelines met; do not wait for culture results
Higher risk of treatment failure in HIV-infected patients
Presumptive treatment of sexual cont...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines 2010. Available at www.cdc.gov/std/treatment. Accessed March 1, 2013.
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