Chancroid

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Background

  • cause: H ducreyi

Clinical Features

  • Multiple painful lesions
  • Painful inguinal lymphadenopathy (buboes) that may become an abscess and rupture

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Differential Diagnosis

Workup

Management

  1. clean area with soap and water
  2. I&D any fluctuant buboes
  3. treat for other STDs as well
  4. Antibiotics:
    1. Azithromycin 1g PO x 1 OR
    2. Cetriaxone 250 mg IM x 1 with Erythromycin 500 mg PO QID x 7 days OR
    3. Ciprofloxacin 500mg PO BID x 3 days

Disposition

  • Normally Outpatient

See Also

Source

  • Emedicine