Medical Dictionary: Haemophilus ducreyi


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Haemophilus ducreyi: Another name for Chancroid.
Haemophilus ducreyi (condition): Rare sexual disease causing genital ulcers and other symptoms.

Haemophilus ducreyi: Chancroid ("shan-kroid") is an important bacterial infection caused by Haemophilus ducreyi, which is spread by sexual contact. Periodic outbreaks of chancroid have occurred in the United States, the last one being in the late 1980s. These outbreaks are usually seen in minority populations in the inner cities, especially in the southern and eastern portion of the country. Globally, this disease is common in sub-Saharan Africa among men who have frequent contact with prostitutes. 1

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1. excerpt from Other Important STDS, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

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