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venereal sore:

Or: chancroid / soft-chancre , 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 sign 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 infects the lymph glands in the groin . TREATMENT: Chancroid may be successfully treated with certain antibiotics: ceftriaxone, erythromyc, zithromycin. Lesions and ulcers can be expected to heal within two weeks.
See Also: antaphroditic, antivenereal, canoe inspection, chancroid, Christian disease, coitus venenatus, Covent Garden ague, crinkum(s), Cupid's itch, disgraceful disease, dose, a, Drury Lane ague, dumb watch, enviable disease, forget-me-not, foul disease, foul disorder, galloping knob rot, GC, gentleman's complaint, get VD, great pox, the, herpes simplex, jungle rot, pintle fever, plaquet stung, primary syphilis, scalder, scrud, social disease, social infection, soft chancre, souvenir, taking precautions, unmentionable disease, venereophobia, whore's pneumonia, women's disease

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