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Image Number 316 (Chancroid)


Diagnosis: Chancroid

Site: Penis

Sex: M

Age: 24

Type: Clinical

Description: Deep tender ulcer

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Chancroid ulcers may be single or multiple but are usually deep and tender with painful inguinal lymph gland enlargement in 50% of cases.Women tend to have more numerous lesions.The ulcers bleed easily.Infection is due to the gram negative bacillus Haemophilus ducreyi.Extragenital lesions are not uncommon.The image in a white patient shows a more superficial but still tender ulcer.

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