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Chancroid

Also known as Soft Chancre and Ulcus Molle

Chancroid (also known as soft chancre and ulcus molle) is a bacterial sexually transmitted infection characterized by painful sores on the genitalia. Chancroid is known to spread from one individual to another solely through sexual contact.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with chancroid, 32% report having preoccupation with sex, 32% report having wrist cramps or spasms, and 32% report having joint cramps or spasms. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of chancroid are shoulder cramps or spasms, joint stiffness or tightness, and knee lump or mass, although you may still have chancroid without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with chancroid often receive corneal transplant, transurethral resection of prostate (turp), coronary thrombolysis, control of epistaxis, ct scan abdomen, procedures on spleen, bone marrow transplant and removal of ectopic pregnancy .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with chancroid include valacyclovir (valtrex), bupropion (wellbutrin), ciprofloxacin, ibuprofen, chlorpheniramine / phenindamine / phenylpropanolamine, air, mecamylamine, troleandomycin, indium oxyquinoline in-111 (indium in-111 oxyquinoline), pipecuronium (arduan), grepafloxacin (raxar), rabbit anti-human t-lymphocyte globulin (thymoglobulin) and iopanoic acid .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for chancroid include sex == male, age 45-59 years and race/ethnicity = white.

Age

< 1 years
1.4x
1-4 years
0.7x
5-14 years
0.5x
15-29 years
0.2x
30-44 years
0.2x
45-59 years
4.6x
60-74 years
0.3x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
2.2x
Female
0.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.2x
Hispanic
0.3x
White
1.6x
Other
0.9x
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