Chancroid is a specific ulcerative disease of the genitals caused by Hemophilus ducreyi, a small gram-negative rod. Characteristic inguinal adenopathy often accompanies the genital lesion, but systemic spread does not otherwise occur. Common synonyms for the disease are chancre mou, soft sore, soft chancre, and ulcus molle.


Herpes Genitalis Genital Ulcer Systemic Spread Genital Lesion Lymphogranuloma Venereum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gavin Hart
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  1. 1.Planning DepartmentSouth Australian Health ComissionAdelaideAustralia

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