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Description:This photograph revealed penile lesions that through the process of a differential diagnosis, were determined to have occurred as a result of a chancroid infection, and not syphilis, as first thought. Chancroid is caused by the bacterium, Haemophilus ducreyi.
Chancroid is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease that begins with the formation of painful open sores on the genitals.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Pirozzi
Creation Date:1972
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Links:CDC – National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of STD Prevention; Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Treatment Guidelines 2010: Diseases Characterized by Genital, Anal, or Perianal Ulcers
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