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chancrous

 [shang´krus]
of the nature of chancre.
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chan·crous

(shang'krŭs),
Characterized by having a chancre.
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chan·crous

(shang'krŭs)
Characterized by having a chancre.
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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
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