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soft chancre:

1. Or: chancroid / venereal-sore , a sexually-transmitted-disease (STD), not known to be spread any other way , caused by the bacterium Haemophilus-ducreyi and characterized by painful genital ulceration and regional lymphadenopathy. It is more common in tropical countries than other-parts of the world and it is more commonly seen in men than in women, particularly uncircumcised males. SYMPTOMS: The first signs appear 4-7 days after exposure in the form of a papule or pustule that erodes to form a painful ulcer with irregular or ragged borders. In 50% of untreated cases, the chancroid bacteria infect the lymph glands in the groin . TREATMENT: Chancroid may be successfully treated with certain antibiotics: a) ceftriaxone; b) erythromycin; c) zithromycin. Lesions and ulcers can be expected to heal within two weeks.

2. The small inflammatory papule or pustule of a chancroid infection. Contrary to the syphilis chancre, the chancroid lacks induration but is much more painful.

See Also: baby pillows, blue boy, chancroid, crotch rope, flaccid, soft job, soft leg, soft peat, soft roll, tit-whip, venereal sore

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