Haemophilus ducreyi


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Hae·moph·i·lus du·crey·'i

a bacterial species that causes the sexually transmitted soft chancre (chancroid).
Synonym(s): Ducrey bacillus

Hae·moph·i·lus du·crey·i

(hē-mof'i-lŭs dū-krā'ī)
A bacterial species that causes soft chancre (chancroid).
Synonym(s): Ducrey bacillus.

Haemophilus ducreyi

The causative species of chancroid or soft chancre.
See: chancroid
See also: Haemophilus
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The possibility of Haemophilus ducreyi causing yaws-like ulcers is of epidemiological and clinical significance and needs to be further studied.
in favour Strong A single oral dose of1 g azithromycin should be recommendation used as the first line option for treating in favour patients suspected of having Haemophilus ducreyi infection.
Neutropenia restores virulence to an attenuated Cu,Zn superoxide dismutase-deicient Haemophilus ducreyi strain in the swine model chancroid.
Comparison of the in vitro Activities of Various Parenteral and Oral Antimicrobial Agents against Endemic Haemophilus ducreyi.
The genital ulcers caused by Haemophilus ducreyi are a significant problem in Africa and other developing parts of the world where HTV is epidemic.
Chancroid is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by infection with Haemophilus ducreyi and is characterized by genital ulceration.
The global epidemiology of Haemophilus ducreyi infections is poorly documented because of difficulties in confirming microbiological diagnoses.
Dark field microscopy for Trepanema pallidum, swab-cultures for Haemophilus ducreyi and other aerobic bacteria and fungi gave negative results.
Reports suggest that Haemophilus ducreyi, the causative organism of chancroid, a sexually transmitted infection, may be associated with nonsexual transmission of nongenital ulcers of the skin in persons from the Pacific region (4,5).
A More complete STI testing panel may have the following composition: Chlamydia trachomatis; Neisseria gonorrhea; TV; Treponema pallidum (syphilis); Herpes simplex 1; Herpes simplex LI; Mycoplasma hominis; Mycoplasma genitalium; Ureaplasma urealyticum; and Haemophilus ducreyi.
A bacteriologic test for chancroid is not necessary, but the clinician who first saw the patient asked that we conduct the test for chancroid--a culture for the Haemophilus ducreyi bacterium.

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