soft chancre


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chan·croid

(shang'kroyd),
An infectious, painful, ragged venereal ulcer at the site of infection by Haemophilus ducreyi, beginning after an incubation period of 3-7 days; seen more commonly in men; gram-negative streptobacilli may be identified by staining material from the ulcer.
[chancre + G. eidos, resemblance]

soft chancre

n.

soft chancre

Etymology: AS, softe + Fr, canker
a usually painless local genital ulcer that follows an infection by Haemophilus ducreyi. It is accompanied by suppuration of the inguinal lymphatic nodes, or inguinal buboes. Complications may include phimosis, urethral stricture or fistula, and marked tissue destruction. Also called chancroid.

chan·croid

(shang'kroyd)
An infectious, painful, ragged venereal ulcer at the site of infection by Haemophilus ducreyi, beginning after an incubation period of 3-5 days; seen more commonly in men.
Synonym(s): soft chancre, soft ulcer, venereal ulcer.
[chancre + G eidos, resemblance]

chancre

(shang'ker) [Fr. chancre, ulcer fr. L. cancer]
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TYPICAL CHANCRE OF PRIMARY SYPHILIS
A hard, syphilitic primary ulcer, the first sign of syphilis, appearing approx. 2 to 3 weeks after infection. See: illustration; syphilischancrous (shang'krus), adjective

Symptoms

The ulcer begins as a painless erosion or papule that ulcerates superficially. It generally occurs alone. It has a scooped-out appearance due to level or sloping edges that are adherent, and a shining red or raw floor. The ulcer heals without leaving a scar. It may appear at almost any site including the mouth, penis, urethra, hand, toe, eyelid, conjunctiva, vagina, or cervix. Synonym: hard chancre; hunterian chancre; true chancre

CAUTION!

During the chancre stage, syphilis is highly contagious. The chancre contains many spirochetes.

hard chancre

Chancre.

hunterian chancre

Chancre.

simple chancre

Chancroid.

soft chancre

Chancroid.

true chancre

Chancre.illustration

chan·croid

(shang'kroyd)
An infectious, painful, ragged venereal ulcer at the site of infection by Haemophilus ducreyi, beginning after an incubation period of 3-7 days.