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 What Else Should I Know? 

Chancroid bumps grow and fill with pus.


They then break, leaving ulcers. 


When not treated, a person's lymph glands become infected. 


Chancroid is not common in North America. 


Doctors diagnose it using physical examinations, polymerase chain reaction tests, or cultures of Haemophilus ducreyi 


Symptoms include not only tenderness but also pain around the reproductive organs. 


Signs consist of lymph nodes that are swollen and small genital bumps or ulcers. 


The possibility of an HIV contraction or transmission can grow when one has chancroid. 

Important Information to Consider  

     Chancroid is a disease that causes bumps among the genital area to grow and consequent pain and tenderness. Those at higher risk for contracting it are people who are sexually active and live in Africa, Southwest Asia, or the Caribbean basin. Antibiotics can cure a person with the disease. Lastly, prevention is possible through limiting one's number of sexual partners, using condoms, and abstinence. 

     Chancroid is an STD that can be treated with antibiotics. When taken soon after contracting the disease, the medicine cures the condition. 

Treatment & Prevention 

     Methods of prevention include abstinence, use of condoms, and limiting amount of sexual partners. It is less of an issue in industrialized nations.  


     A bacterium called Haemophilus ducreyi is responsible for chancroid. Sex or contact with ulcer fluid allows the disease to be transmitted. 

What Are the Causes? 

     Chancroid is a sexually transmitted disease that affects the genitals and nearby area of men and women. Those with the condition develop red swollen bumps, which turn into ulcers. It mainly exists in developing countries.  

Basic Info

Yowch! 

Dealing with Painful Sores? 

Chancroid


Emelyn Miller

2-15-18

Period Four-Honors Anatomy and Physiology