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Dr. Kennedy A chancroid a lesion caused by a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Haemophilus ducreyi. which begins with the appearance of painful open sores on the genitals (similar to a syphylitic chancre), sometimes accompanied by swollen, tender lymph nodes in the groin. These symptoms occur within a week after exposure. Symptoms in women are often less noticeable and may be limited to painful urination or defecation, painful intercourse, rectal bleeding, or vaginal discharge. Periodic outbreaks of chancroid have occurred in the US, usually in minority populations in the inner cities. This disease is common in sub-Saharan Africa among men who have frequent contact with prostitutes.

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